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"I never thought I could finish school when my father was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS"

Updated: Apr 8, 2020

Ravi’s* parents migrated to Hyderabad a few years ago, hoping to find some work. Uneducated, they worked as daily wage laborers at different sites around the city.

Two and half years ago when the family found out that his father was HIV positive their world came crashing down. Spending all the money on medical bills, they found it hard to keep Ravi in school.

He soon lost interest in his studies and decided to give up on education all together. In this situation a local Asha awareness worker reached out to this family and introduced them to the Asha tuition centres and Back to school program. Through the Asha Back to School program we were able to help him by paying his school fees. He also joined a tuition centre where he received academic help every evening.

Over time, through a lot of loving care and counselling, he began to regain his interest in education. In his recently concluded exams, he scored over 80%.

His parents were overwhelmed and grateful for his amazing transformation.

* Name and picture changed for privacy

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