Anshika lives with her parents and four siblings in the slums of Mumbai. The sole breadwinner for their family is her father, who earns his living by selling snacks. When Anshika's mother enrolled her in our partner's after-school program, she was afraid of strangers and would cry constantly because she was not familiar with any other language except Bihari. To help her feel more comfortable, she would sit next to the teachers who would pay her individual attention and speak with her in Hindi.
Over time, Anshika has begun to understand Hindi, English, and Marathi and is able to follow instructions in these languages. She studies well, is a good listener and completes her schoolwork on time. She likes to learn new things and participates in all the activities held at the after-school program!
Your sponsorship will allow Anshika to continue receiving a good education, proper food and life's basic needs. Most importantly, it will give her hope for a bright future.
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