Komal overcame all obstacles to go to school

Komal overcame all obstacles to go to school

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Komal lost her father when she was eight-years-old. At a very young age she understood the meaning of struggle in her life.

Her family came to Delhi from adjacent and India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh in 2005 with the dream of a better life.

“Mera papa nahi rahe aur meri ma gaon chali gayi” (my father passed away and my mother moved to our native village.)

With no source of earning in the family, Komal, her three younger siblings and her mother moved to their village in Firozabad (UP).

But soon, Komal and her siblings returned to Delhi to live with their grandmother and continue their education.

To Komal’s surprise, her name was deleted from the school’s register. “Mera naam kat gaya tha school se” (My name was removed from the school), says Komal.

The 13-year-old had no other choice but to stay at home and look after her siblings and her ageing grandmother.

It was then that Oxfam India partner, Empowerment for Rehabilitation Academic & Health (EFRAH), came into Komal’s life.

In 2011 she enrolled in the remedial classes of EFRAH, that helped Komal to cover the six-month backlog.

She then took admission in class 7th in a government school. Komal’s other three siblings, with the help of EFRAH, were also enrolled in the government school under Right to Education (RTE).

“Mujhe padhna aacha lagta hai” (I like studying a school) says Komal.

Girls like Komal and Jyoti are overcoming every obstacle to pursue their dream of having an education.

You too can help create more Jyotis who will brighten the future of India. DONATE NOW.

 

Written by: Oxfam India

Photo credit: Oxfam India

 


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