We met Jyoti Kumari and her family at Mandi village near Delhi. Jyoti lives with her younger sister and her parents, Ramjilal, a mistri and Manbhar Devi a housewife. Jyoti is studying in class 12 at a Government school- BN Karoli Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya.
Jyoti has been described as an intelligent, hardworking child by her teachers. She enjoys participating in Nukkad Natak and in singing competitions. She won the first prize in the National Anthem singing competition in class 10th. Jyoti wants to complete her B.Ed and become a teacher but she needs some guidance to reach this level. She feels she needs to improve her English skills and computer skills to become more capable and confident.
Jyoti’s parents are not educated but they want their daughters to follow their dreams