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Journeys of Resilience: Tales from Literacy India

Journeys of Resilience: Tales from Literacy India

In the heart of Literacy India, where dreams find wings and resilience takes root, emerging tales that inspire and transcend. This collection unfolds narratives of young minds navigating the realms of education, passion, and noble aspirations. As we embark on these journeys, we witness the transformative power of literacy, unveiling stories that echo the ethos of empowerment. These narratives showcase the triumphs of resilience, the pursuit of passions, and the shaping of noble aspirations, all within the embrace of holistic education. Each story resonates with the collective spirit of dreams taking flight and leaving an indelible mark on the tapestry of possibilities.

Swati Jha, a 16-year-old student in Class X, views Literacy India as her second home since the tender age of five. Hailing from Bihar, Swati’s father, Suman Kumar Jha, runs a humble hardware shop, and her mother, Rinku Devi, is an artisan in Literacy India’s Indha unit. The family resides in a rented accommodation in Bajghera.


Swati excels in Beauty & Wellness vocational classes, displaying a keen interest and quick learning of the intricacies taught under its training. Dancing and singing are her passions, pursued with dedication and wholeheartedness. A brilliant student with a fondness for Sciences and Mathematics, Swati aspires to become a doctor and heal the world, especially the poor and needy.



Swati’s story is heartwarming, reflecting not only academic success but also a noble heart that dwells beneath her sprightly demeanour. Her aspirations to contribute philanthropically and address humanitarian concerns at such a young age speak volumes about her character and values.

Meet Sandhya, a 16-year-old dynamo in Class X associated with Literacy India for seven years. Residing in New Palam Vihar, Sandhya walks a half-hour distance to Literacy India daily, staying physically agile and robust. Her father, Lalji, made the hard decision to relocate the family from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, to Gurgaon, with hopes of a better life.


Sandhya’s mother, Asha, is a dedicated homemaker, tirelessly looking after their six children with commitment. Initially hoping for a son, Asha’s perspective transformed when her daughters emerged as deeply talented sportswomen, winning accolades in sports.


Sandhya is a bright student, scoring over 80% in her previous class, with a profound interest in Mathematics and Sciences. Her pastime includes reading books on General Knowledge, reflecting her intellectual curiosity. Aspiring to become a Chartered Accountant, Sandhya’s educational journey is marked by academic excellence.


At the tender age of 10, Sandhya embarked on a journey of learning Judo and Kurash under the guidance of her coach. The rigorous practice and dedicated effort resulted in her winning gold and silver medals at the state and national levels, showcasing her sportsmanship.



Despite recent health challenges prompting a temporary absence from school, Sandhya bounced back with determination, devoting extra hours to make up for the missed syllabus. Sandhya’s story speaks volumes about her grit, determination, and the winning mindset for success, embodying the transformative power of education and personal resilience.

Neelu Saroj, a buoyant and cheery 16-year-old in Class X, has been associated with Literacy India for almost a decade. Originally from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Neelu’s family migrated to Gurgaon with hopes of a promising future in the Cyber City. Her father, Raj Kumar, is a gardener, and her mother, Sumitra Devi, is a dedicated homemaker.


Neelu is a fairly good student with a deep interest in Science and Robotics. Her association with Literacy India goes beyond academics; she actively participated in the World Robotics Championship, reaching the semi-finals in group participation. A sports enthusiast, Neelu excels in Judo, having played at the state level after rigorous training received at Literacy India.


Aspiring to become a psychologist, Neelu’s inquisitiveness about human behaviour and a desire to better understand herself and those around her drive her educational aspirations. Her choice of Psychology reflects her commitment to gaining a deeper understanding of the factors influencing human behaviour.


Neelu’s story is a reflection of her vivacity and propensity to learn, embodying a holistic approach to education that encompasses academics, sports, and a passion for understanding the human mind.