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Thursday, 08 July 2021
“SCHOOL CHALI MAIN” in Hindi translates to mean “I am going to school”. The sentence signifies the happiness of Vimla Salvi, a 27 year old from Rupakhedi Village in Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan.
The intervention of Second-Chance Education, a project supported by PRADAN and UN Women and implemented by Manjari Foundation, has brought a noteworthy change in the life of Vimla, who had to abruptly discontinue Class 8 in order to get married.
Vimla lives in a joint family setup with her husband and parents-in-law. Her husband is a truck driver and her in-laws are farmers. The intervention by Manjari Foundation paved the way for Vimla’s otherwise bleak future. She enrolled in NIOS (open university) to complete class 10th and that’s how her student life began. She is now regularly attending classes held at the hub and is very keen to learn new concepts. “I have plans to pursue education and secure myself a government job. I am so very thankful to Manjari for giving me a second chance,” she says, smiling.