Why sponsor this child?
"I want to be a teacher and spread knowledge," says Shankar. His teachers say that he is intelligent and a quick learner; he is first in his class. He says he likes English and loves to read books in English.
Shankar's father works as a mason and his mother works as a farmer. Shankar has two older sisters and one younger sister. His mother says that the money they earn is barely enough to feed the children. She understands that education is important and has been trying hard to send the children to school. But she complains that with soaring prices for their household necessities, it is becoming harder to pay for education. By sponsoring Shankar, you will not just be ensuring the education of a bright pupil -- your sponsorship will cover his books, uniforms, supplies, and school meals, which means you will be improving the overall financial picture for his entire family.