Ten years ago, World Vision India took into their sponsorship, among many others, a young Lisha studying in the first standard.
Today, after ten years, she is the pride of her family and her school, having performed well in her 10th standard final examinations. She was also invited to the Chief Minister’s office in commemoration of her good marks.
Over her years in school, she has won several prizes for her enthusiastic participation and performance in fields like drama, poem writing and composition in Tamil, oration and now, for ranking third in her school in Class 10.
She credits hard work and consistent motivation as being the reasons for her success. “A lot has changed in these ten years but the love and care shown by World Vision have stayed the same”, she says. For a child whose father is a watchman at a rice mill, it has been her dream to take her parents to an award winning ceremony. She was felicitated by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu with a cash prize and certificate.
She is now in the 11th standard and an aspiring doctor, studying biology and other required subjects. Her parents beam with pride as they talk about their daughter who is a role model to her other siblings. The family has hopes for a brighter future.
Lisha says, “I would like to thank World Vision and my sponsor for always helping me and taking care of me”.