Vidyagyan Scholarship Brings Sparkle Back in Sumbul’s Eye
Sumbul Bano, student of Class VIII at National Convent School, Mittai, Dewa, is a beneficiary of scholarship being provided by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. She lives with her family in Village Hussain mau, Post –Khewali, Tehsil Nawabganj, Barabanki. Her family comprising of her parents, two brothers and three sisters is facing poor financial conditions because her father Mr. Mohd. Khalid Mahmood owns only 3 beegha agricultural land which produces hardly enough to meet the needs of three growing children. Observing Sumbul’s interest in studies her mother Suhela registered her daughter’s name in a government school as there is no other school in their locality. The school is about 2kms away from their home.
Ratio of teacher and children in school is as high as 1:167 due to which quality of education is bound to suffer. Sumbul got frustrated in such a situation and asked her mother to admit her in a good school but her parents always had to put down her request with an explanation of their poor financial conditions. Meanwhile a private school named National Convent School was opened in village Mittai. Manager of this school decided to provide free education to the poor students. Sumbul became a scholar at this school. But soon it became evident that it was difficult to run a school without sufficient aids / finance, so, the school was about to close. Sumbul was disappointed. Fortunately BETI Foundation stepped in this village with the Vidyagyan Scholarship and now Sumbul is benefited with the scholarship offered by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. This has brought hope back in Sumbul to complete her studies successfully. She is very happy and is studying with full dedication. Her enthusiasm & will to achieve her goal is visible in a sparkle in her eye.
National Convent School also has words of gratitude for Rajeev Gandhi Foundation and BETI Foundation for extending their valuable support in providing education to poor children who may drop their studies in absence of finance.