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Life Gives A Second Chance
Thursday, 08 July 2021
Sometimes life gives a second chance. It’s how a person capitalises the moment which plays a pivotal role in defining several aspects. Savitri Saharia, age 23 a resident of Karvari Khurd village in Baran district of Rajasthan is a beneficiary of Second Chance Education. Apart from the fact that she is the beneficiary of the Second Chance Program, “Second Chance” has got another meaning for her.
Savitri got married at an age of 8 years. It was something for which she was not ready, and this was the reason why Savitri who was studying in the 8th standard of the school left her studies. Her husband Bharat died after few months of marriage. This was a big blow for her. After this the second innings of Savitri began.
Her family forced her to marry her late husband’s younger brother Lakhan Lal who works as a “Gram Sevak” in the agriculture department. Her family’s financial position is sound. Savitri has two children with Lakhan as of now, both are studying in school. Second Chance Education Program reached out to Baran district in September 2019. Savitri came to know about the program during its intervention phase.
At inception, she had the willingness, but it was taken over by a hesitation and doubt that it has been a long time she left studies. Continuous meetings, counseling by team members and motivation finally played its role. Her husband also supported her in this regard, and he was the person who approached us and filled completed the formalities and got her name enrolled for 10th standard exam under NIOS.
The second innings of Savitri is fuelled up by zeal and enthusiasm to excel. She understands the value of education and is committed to ensure that when it comes to education, her children shouldn’t face the issues which she faced in her life. She says, “The initiative will update my knowledge and will render me the confidence to face the world which is very competitive now a days. Thanks a ton, to the initiative”. The second innings in the form of second chance education looks more promising for Savitri. Rightly aid that life gives a second chance.