Going Back To School- Sandhya's story
13 year old Sandhya Mal, belongs to a poor landless family in a small village in West Bengal. Her father is a day labourer and mother, a housekeeper who works day in and day out for the survival of seven family members.
Sandhya's mother has to travel long distances for work. Therefore, Sandhya had to stay at home and look after the family. Because of heavy workload at home, she eventually discontinued her studies and dropped out of school after class VI.
CRY project partner identified Sandhya as a dropout. The team visited her parents and convinced them to re-admit their daughter to school and worked with school authorities to ensure the same.
She is now in class VII and trying to figure out what she wants to become in life.