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Sanjoli Banerjee, Deepika Dhiman, Gagan Dhiman, Isha, Mamta, Anjali

Sanjoli Banerjee, Deepika Dhiman, Gagan Dhiman, Isha, Mamta, Anjali

All the children interviewed study in Darar’s local government school. Darar is a village in Karnal district of Haryana, India. Most of these students have been coming to Sushiksha for over a year (or more). [The interviews were conducted earlier this year and since then the kids have graduated to the next grade of class from what is mentioned here.] 

Anjali: Anjali is a class 10th student and has been attending Sushiksha from past 2 years along with her siblings (one brother and one sister). She loves dancing and wants to pursue it further in future. She considers Sanjoli as her inspiration and wants to serve the society like her. 

Deepika: Deepika studies in 9th standard and has two other siblings. She has been part of Sushiksha from the start. Deepika wants to join the police force when she grows up so that to serve the people. She likes drawing and enjoys studying. Deepika is also a good orator and recently spoke on the ‘importance of education’.

Gagan: Gagan studies in 5th Standard and has two other siblings. Gagan wants to join the army when he grows up. Like his sister Gagan also likes to draw [drawing]. Gagan loves his village and the food when compared with city food and life. His favorite subject is English. 

Isha: Isha is 13 years old and studies in 9th standard. Her favorite subject is science. Isha wants to pursue a career in nursing when she grows up. Isha is a very empathetic and compassionate individual. 

Mamta: Mamta is in 9th standard. She is fond of writing and making greeting cards. Mamta is aware and sensitive about social issues surrounding her such as status of women, cleanliness of villages, among others.  Mamta likes to go to school and never misses a class. Her favorites are english and mathematics. In her free time, Mamta helps her mother in housework – cooking and cleaning. 


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