Khushi’s journey through many transitions
We are often overwhelmed with changes in our lives – and a lot of times most of us avoid unnecessary transitions because we have the privilege of having the choice to accept it or not. Imagine for a little girl who doesn’t have the choice. A little girl who once went to a private school stops going to school altogether because of changes in economic conditions. Khushi Bairagi is an 11-year-old girl who went through these situations before Samavesh intervened and counseled her parents with the assurance of being able to impart high-quality education in a government school.
When Khushi enrolled into the school, she was challenged in her learning level, and thus Samavesh worked towards improving Khushi’s learning abilities. Khushi was also struggling with her confidence level, social skills, and poor eyesight which a Samavesh teacher was able to identify and was probably the reason for Khushi’s other challenges.
In an effort to help Khushi work with her social skills, the teachers encouraged her participation through games and other fun activities. Through these initiatives, Khushi gradually started improving her reading, counting, and word formations. She was making impressive breakthroughs in communicating with other children and the teachers, because of her new found social skills. Khushi also discovered her love for English poetry – in spite of having no background of English language.
Samavesh is working with her parents to help them realize how important it is for Khushi to wear prescription glasses. Samavesh arranged for a doctor appointment and trying to convince her parents to take Khushi’s eyesight problem seriously but it has been challenging. However, the Samavesh staff has taken it upon itself to address the problem, since they realize it would have a huge impact on her academics.
This little girl dreams of being a teacher some day and make an impact in other children’s life. She considers Samavesh a blessing in her life without whose interference she and her siblings would be still out of school – maybe for life.
Vibha’s partnership with Samavesh is based on the direction that both organizations visions – coming together of ideas, approaches, and people towards an equal, independent, economically strong society.As a partner since 2014, Samavesh is fairly a new project but has shown immense potential of scalability. The project has impacted the life of more than 400 children and working consistently towards creating an environment in which vulnerable sections of our people, like the tribals, socially backward groups, and women, can strive for a more equitable and democratic society.