Saili Maya lives in Manhari, Hetauda with her family. She is 16 years old. She left studying after class four because her parents did not have money to send her school. Instead, she looked after cows and worked in field to earn money and support her parents.
With the initiative of HimRights, one day the principal and teachers of Shri Sagarmatha Elementary School did home visit and came to know about her. They spoke with her parents, and her father said, “We do not have money. We work as daily wage laborer and are struggling to feed 12 family members of seven daughters and three sons. That is why we are unable to send our children to school. It is very difficult.” Upon hearing this, they told him to send his daughter to school to study, as they will support them.
Saili Maya was very happy when she came to know that she is getting a chance to study again. She then enrolled in class five.
After getting an educational support from HimRights and Core International, she said, “Before it was difficult for me to sit and study with the children who are younger to me. I was scared thinking whether I will be able to study like before or not. But later I felt one kind of energy in me and thought I have to study properly and take this opportunity and move forward.”
Sancha Lal Thing, her tuition teacher says, “After the tuition classes started, it became easier for her. In the beginning even though she came regular to school, she was unable to say her name in front of everyone. The tuition classes gave her energy and slowly she gained confidence to speak in front of the class. Now she can easily read and write.”
Saili is happy to see her parents supporting her in education. She says, “HimRights supported us with food and that encouraged my parents to provide me with lunch in school.” She added, “I feel that because of tuition classes I came first in class five. This year also I have been given support in stationeries and I never skip my school except when I am sick.”
She has promised that this year she is going to do better, and comes regularly to school and for tuitions. Not only that she is also confident that if there is tuition classes on Saturday then she can do her best.
Saili says, “I am very grateful to HimRights, Core International and to my respected teachers who have supported me in a way I was not by my parents. I want to study continuously like this and I request you to support me until then.” At last she said, “With the education support that you have given me not only my face is happy but there is happiness inside me, my family and life.”