Sana is a 12 year girl of Chanrpur village of Dhankauda Block in Sambalpur. Her father, Lingaraj Paradhia, is a daily labourer
Learning for earning dignity
Sana is a 12 year girl of Chanrpur village of Dhankauda Block in Sambalpur. Her father, Lingaraj Paradhia, is a daily labourer and her mother, Chanchala, is a housewife. The total income of her family is barely Rs.5000/- per annum, an indication of their financial condition. Sana has passed Class-V in Chanrpur Primary School. For further education she had to attend the village M.E School, but her family could not afford the admission fee.
It took her parents two years to save the admission fee, but when they took Sana to the school, the teacher refused admittance on the grounds that there were no available places. This broke the heart of the whole family. When CYSD, DRC workers came across Sana and enquired why she was not at school, with tear filled eyes she narrated the whole story.
The DRC highlighted this case at the District level Education Watch forum, Sambalpur, while presenting a study on the female primary education dropout rate. After intervention from the case Gender Coordinator, Sarva Shikshya Abhijan, Sambalpur guaranteed to admit her in Mahamodpur residential school under Kasturba Gandhi Balika Yojana (KGBY) Scheme. This means her family does not have to pay even for her boarding and clothing till she completes her secondary education. The Coordinator also declared that schools should not have a seat limit up to upper primary level nor a time limit for admission (admission can be done at any time during an education year).
When CYSD workers gave this news to Sana and her family, they were overjoyed. And a confident Sana while thanking CYSD for its efforts declared that she would definitely complete her graduation.
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