The story of how Sunitha became a role model for other girls in her school is truly incredible especially when you consider that she is still in middle school. The fact that she has done this despite the lack of basic amenities at her home and the poverty of her family makes her story even more inspiring.
Sunitha hails from Shivajinagar colony of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. She comes from an extremely deprived family, with her mother and elder brother working as rag pickers on the streets.
Unfortunately, her father is sick and cannot work.The dire financial situation of the family was not really conducive to studies and needless to say Sunitha’s academic performance was being adversely affected. Being burdened with household chores like cooking and fetching water worsened Sunitha’s plight. Sunitha was on the verge of dropping out and joining her brother and mother on the streets.
At this critical point in time, Project Nanhi Kali, which aims at providing 10 years of quality education to girls from economically disadvantaged situations by giving academic, material and moral support; intervened and saved the situation.
Sunitha became a Nanhi Kali in 2006 and with help of the Nanhi Kali team has improved considerably. Not only studies, she also enthusiastically takes part in all the cultural programmes organised by her school.
We hope the wishes of her parents as well as her own dreams come true and pray for the success of all her future endeavors.