Gauri, a mother of four children, is a hard-working woman, who works at a factory for eight hours a day, takes care of her home and looks after her and her sister-in-law’s children. Her elder daughter and son study in 3rd class, younger daughter studies in 2nd class and the eldest son works at a factory to support the family finances.
Gauri’s children have been attending the Academy for over two years and she cannot be less happy about the fact that her children are always ecstatic about coming to school. She says she feels very much at peace since the children have started coming to the Karkar School, as prior to this, they used to roam around on streets. It is comforting that now they are spending time at a place, which helps them to develop and grow. They always make sure they are on time to the school and never intend to take a single day off.
Her elder daughter dreams of becoming an engineer and the younger one a nurse.
Having migrated from a village in Samastipur, Bihar in search of livelihood, the family’s living condition has been constantly improving. The children, in addition to academics, are learning dance, drawing, crafts, dramatics, etc., which has helped in instilling the right balance of skills and confidence in them. Gauri always tries to attend the parent-teacher meetings and the cultural programmes. The cultural event organised on the Republic Day, she says, was thoroughly enjoyed by her as it was good to see the efforts of her daughters who had been toiling for the practice for their performance on 26th January.
Gauri further adds that she feels fortunate, that she could come across the School and her children are studying here. She feels that issues like the cost of education, safety and the environment are always a matter of concern for the needy, when it comes to sending children to School. She says that she encourages neighbours and people at work to send their children to a School like Karkar. She also aspires to send her children to Government School for higher and better education.