• I live in Nizamuddin Basti, and study in a school run by an organization there.  I used to study in a well-known private school till three years ago…and then, because of family circumstances, I had to switch to this all girls, non-formal school in the basti. It was very hard to adjust here. The environment was extremely different from my old school. I couldn’t bunk periods here like I would in my old school and have fun. Back in my old school, I used to participate in all extracurricular activities back: dance, marching etc, but there was none of this here. I was scared of the old teachers there, they used to scold a lot, no one could play and

    Jan 11,
    - by tasawwur
  • Gagan 14 years old I spent the initial years of my life in a village near Jaunpur in UP. Life in the village was fun…we used to play in the fields and the river, all of us friends. I moved to Delhi in 2nd or 3rd standard to live with my parents, and found the transition very difficult. The level of education in the village and over here was very different, so I had to go back a few grades. I started doing badly at studies…and in Class 6th especially, I performed very poorly. Then, two years ago, some people from ROPIO (Reach Out and Pass it On) came to our slum in Ramesh Nagar, and started teaching us. Soon

    Jan 04,
    - by Vivek
  • Sneha 15 years old I study in Bluebells school, and take an active part in co-curricular activities. I have been dancing since I was ten, and learning music for the last four years. I like both classical and Western music. Since I was in ninth standard, I have been clear that I want to become a chef. I like experimenting while cooking, and I am also interested in the aesthetics of food. My family is very supportive. My father has researched the courses I can apply to after school. My father runs a design house which specialises in designing communication material for corporate houses. My mother is a Chartered Accountant. My older sister is in the final year of college.

    Jan 04,
    - by Vivek
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