Posted by: helpachildtostudy | February 22, 2012

A visit to Karnataka

Just before Andrea’s farewell, we visited Sameerwadi and the adjacent villages where majority of our sponsored students come from. We interviewed some new students who have applied for scholarships and also happened to meet some of Help A Child To Study’s current and past students.

Since my joining in the beginning of the year, this was the first time that I visited Sameerwadi and our sponsored students. It was wonderful to meet the students and to see the impact of our work. Some of our alumni members are now primary school teachers and it was good to see them passing on their knowledge to the children of their village.

I would really encourage our supporters and donors to visit the students if possible, to see the big change they have made in the students’ lives. If you want a visit to be arranged, e-mail me at

Here are a few photos from our visit:

Basavaraj with his collection of certificates from participation in various competitions. We are sponsoring Basavaraj for his B.Ed course. He is a very talented and hard working student. His father died when he was very young and his mother passed away recently. He stays alone in a rented house and makes and sells paapads to cover his day-to-day expenses.

Shivaleela who we sponsored from Junior college to D.Ed is now a primary school teacher

Shivaleela with Andrea

Neelavva who was sponsored from Junior college to D.Ed is a primary school teacher in her village

Mahaling with his parents. Help A Child started supporting Mahaling when he was in his Junior college and now he is pursuing a M.Sc.


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