Abhi, was the first in his family to study. He is also pictured learning to write by using chalk to draw on the floor of his classroom. He was a very shy boy but studied well and secured a place at the government school after graduating from AKS’ Sikrel centre in 2018.
Initially he struggled studying in the state language of Odia, as his mother tongue, Kondh, is entirely different. However, he had been taught the basics of Odia by AKS and though he had difficulty speaking in class he persisted and, to his absolute surprise, came first in his end of year exams! Abhi is so grateful for the education he has received. He says that without the Sikrel centre, education would have been a distant dream for him and many other children from his village!
- £20 a month will ensure a child’s first year in school is taught in their mother tongue