Sandhya is in Kindergarten at one of our Good Shepherd Schools. Her father is a rickshaw driver, and it is a daily struggle for him to meet the most basic needs of his family. Despite their poverty, however, Sandhya’s parents are determined for their daughter to have a better life than they had. This is why they make sure Sandhya never misses a single day of school. Sometimes this means her mother has to borrow another rickshaw bicycle in order to drive Sandhya to school. The dedication of Sandhya’s parents gives her the best possible chance to be successful at school.
Grade Five: Deepak
Deepak is a bright grade five student at one of our Good Shepherd Schools. He is an energetic little boy who loves his studies. He particularly excels in both writing and public speaking. But behind his smiles and enthusiasm, Deepak lives a hard life. He comes from an exceptionally poor and marginalized family.
Recently, his mother suffered a serious leg injury, and due to the poor sanitation and living conditions in their neighbourhood, it quickly became infected. Thankfully, she was able to receive medical attention, but the healing process has been slow and increases the family’s financial strain. It is their prayer that Deepak’s education is setting him on a path for a better and brighter future.
Grade Ten: Ritu
Ritu is a spitfire and an absolutely brilliant student. Like almost all students in Good Shepherd Schools, Ritu comes from a marginalized group living in extreme poverty. Despite the circumstances she was born into, Ritu’s determination to succeed in life has never wavered. She loves technology and plans to study mathematics and physical science in college.
Increasing Health Education
Deviam is a community healthcare worker at one of our Good Shepherd Schools. She is dedicated to teaching the importance of health and educating others. She serves the health needs of the school and the wider community. Deivam is so grateful for generous donors like you who make this life-changing work possible.