Komal 2.JPGNanhi Kali, Komal studies in the III standard in a Government Primary School in Chakan. Komal lost her father when she was in the I Standard and is taken care of single-handedly by her mother Asha Nimba Koktare who toils as an agricultural labourer to support her family. Komal also has a younger sister to be taken care of.
Since there was nobody to look after Komal and her sister while their mother was at work, the two girls were sent to their maternal uncle’s house to reside. It was difficult for Komal to adapt herself there as she didn’t have the same freedom she did in her own home. At her uncle’s house, she was engaged in household chores and was made to babysit his children along with her little sister. All this left her with no time to study or complete her homework.
Komal has been a Nanhi Kali since 2012. She was a very quiet child then with low confidence levels. She struggled to perform well in studies, especially in Mathematics. Through the constant motivation and encouragement from the Nanhi Kali tutor at the Academic Support Centre (ASC), Komal has shown positive results academically. She attends the ASC regularly and participates in recreational activities as well. All the extra coaching has helped her to focus on her studies and improve her grades. Komal aims to become a police officer one day so that she can protect children from violence. Project Nanhi Kali wishes her a beautiful future ahead.