Sarika, our bright third grade student attended a Hindi Medium
School. She wanted to switch over to an English Medium School but
the school wanted to demote her by a grade, to enable her to catch
up with grade level curriculum. She was reluctant to lose a year.
Her teacher at Yasham followed up with the school and reassured them
that she would tutor Babita to make her ready for the grade
curriculum. The teacher diligently tutored Babita and she passed the
entrance test with flying colours and is now a proud student of the
English Medium School.
Yasham wanted to start stitching classes for women in the Ambedkar
Nagar Community but could not find a suitable place. Sachin and
Neelam, parents of one of our students, offered their home. In the
tiny place of about 100 square meters, where 7 members of the
household live, they accommodated three sewing machines. They
refused to accept any compensation, their sole motivation being the
well-being of the community.
Yashoda (name changed to protect identity), a student at our
stitching classes was a victim of domestic abuse. Her husband would
not even let her step outside the house without his permission. She
hesitantly joined our stitching classes. The skillset that she
developed at the classes and the support she received from Yasham
teachers gave her the courage to stand up to her abusive husband.
She is an independent and empowered member of her household today.