Uma, a young carer given access to ambition
Thirteen-year old Uma is one of the 222 children who are supported to attend RICH evening classes. 68% of those attending are girls. Uma is from a poor farming family of nine. They survive on the rice harvest of one small strip of land. Uma is responsible for the household chores, the cooking, and care of her younger siblings. Through our support Uma has sanitary towels – where previously she used old rags – and an ‘education kit’ containing sandals, school bag, stationary and notebooks. This support enables her to attend evening classes so she can work towards her aspiration of bringing medical care into her community.