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Divya’s mother was temporarily absconding due to domestic problems, her father was an alcoholic. Her grandmother brought her to us. Divya was a brilliant student and her qualities which were suppressed, manifested wonderfully in the banyan tree house. She can speak very good english and studied in english medium school. She stood first in her class in tenth standard scoring 80% marks. She stays in Mumbai now doing her graduation in science stream and part time job at the same time. She developed sensitivity about social issues and always expressed her wish to support the social work projects. Divya learned to dream at the banyan tree house. Her childhood dream was to become a pilot. Please read her testimony.
‘I was in 5 std (11 year’s old),when I came to Pabal. I was very shy and depressed every time because of my parents’ situation. When I started to live in the hostel , I came to know that it’s not like a hostel but a huge family.The uncle and aunty treated us like their own children. They loved us, took care of us, helped us and sometimes scolded us for correcting our mistakes. I never ever feel like I was living in hostel, I thought like I was living with my family. I learnt many things like being self sufficient, not being dependent on others etc, I came to know what exactly the power of speech means and how to use it properly. I learnt that sharing and caring are the most important things in life. I learnt all this because we made our own plants, grains and pulses in our garden, we cooked our own food together, we had the right to present our point of view in the meeting, we shared each and every thing responsibly. I stayed there for 5 years till 10sth std, after completing my 10std I came to Mumbai. I took the Science stream and am working as an human resources recruiter in Cognizant e consultancy. I want to become a food technologist in future. ‘
Anu’s mother sold newspapers at the Khed bus stop. Her father was an alcoholic. She came to the banyan tree house at the age of thirteen. She immediately took to the caretakers and started acquiring qualities, skills and habits which made her blossom as a person and successful at school. She scored 86% marks in 10th standard. She not only developed into a brilliant student but also a sincere and thoughtful person. She is passionate about math and scored 96 %marks in calculus in her first year of graduation. She wants to have a career in mathematics oriented fields. VCDM is taking care of her education at the moment. Please read her testimony.
I came to Girls’ Hostel in Pabal in 2012 in class 7th, and in 2018 I completed my education up to 12 th std there. I had a good experience living in the institution in Pabal, where I had the opportunity to complete my education and got to develop my personality too. Along with education, I was taught discipline and self-management. Living in a dormitory made me very interested in education. Living among the girls created a sense of oneness. I got more love from my uncle and aunt than I get from home. I love math. My goal is to get a higher degree in mathematics.