Though an orphan, Manoj is determined to do well in life

Manoj Kumar, Son of Late Munna Manjhi
Dear Adam, Benish, and Elizabeth,

Shoshit Seva Sangh is an organization working in Bihar, India that strives to help impoverished children by providing education, clothing, and medical care. Thank you for supporting their cause by donating clothing and care for a full year. Here is Manoj’s story, a recipient of Shoshit Seva Sangh’s work.

Seventeen year old Manoj lost both his parents a few years back. Since then, he and his sister, Nirmal, have been brought up by their grandfather who is a landless laborer. Because of his old age, their grandfather struggles to find work, and the family barely has enough food to keep the hunger pangs at bay. Since their grandfather is very old, Manoj has always been conscious of the fact that looking after his sister would eventually be his responsibility and he despaired of ever finding a job that would ensure a sustainable livelihood.The future looked very bleak for Manoj until he got admission into the free English medium school run by Shoshit Seva Sangh. Manoj is now in Grade 6, and his grades have been consistently high in the five years that he has been in the school. He does particularly well in Maths and Science, and hopes to become an engineer. Even a few years back, nobody in his extended family (or even his community) would have even dared dream of engineering as a viable career option, but Manoj is confident of making his dream a reality.

For the last two years, his tuition and clothing and medical care has been supported by SeeYourImpact supporters, and because of your generosity, he will be able to attend school for one more year. Thank you.




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Raju is determined to study hard and do well

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Dear Sophia, S K, Shoshit, Laura, and Christy,

Thank you for supporting the education of someone like Raju for an entire year.

Raju is just 10 years old and comes from a musahar ghetto (rat-eating community) in the village of Khajuri in Bihar, India. His parents, Ramlakshan and Dular, are both landless laborers and live far below the poverty line. They don’t even have a straw roof hut, which is the normal home of a musahar family. Raju’s family lives in a makeshift hut in the fields where they work, which is provided by the landlord. Their living conditions are extremely difficult.

Raju is the eldest son in the family and joined Shoshit Samadhan Kendra, the free English medium school run by the Shoshit Seva Sangh, in January 2010. He can look forward to a bright future provided he works hard at his studies and fully utilizes the facilities now available to him. His teacher thinks highly of Raju and is quite confident that Raju will do well in studies.

Raju’s tuition, clothing and medical care has been provided by SeeYourImpact supporters for the last two years, and thanks to your donation, he will be able to attend school for one more year.

Thank you Sophia, S K, Shoshit, Laura, and Christy for your support.

 




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Sikandar wants to get better grades in Maths

Sikandar Sada, son of  Ramchandra Sada
Dear S K,

Thank you for supporting Sikandar for an entire year.

Nine year old Sikandar comes from a remote village in one of the backward districts of Bihar. His father, Ramchandra Sada, works as a day laborer, and his mother, Buddhni Devi, died few years ago. He has an elder brother who, like his father, is illiterate and is also a day laborer. He has two brothers and one sister. In his village there is no school as it is in an inaccessible area. To be in a proper school is an opportunity neither Sikandar nor his father could ever dream of. A bright future beckons him provided he continues to work hard and grabs the opportunity ahead of him!

Sikandar’s tuition and clothing and medical care has been gifted by SeeYourImapct supporters for the last two years, and thanks to your donation, he will be able to attend school for one more year.

In the last academic year, Sikandar obtained an aggregate of 82% in the examination, with As in English, Hindi, Social Studies and Science. He was disappointed with getting a B in Maths and is determined to do better this year.

Thank you for your support.



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Kundan and his family received help during a time of need

Kundan kumar, Son of Shri Anandi Manjhi
Dear Laura, Partha, and Jennifer,

Thank you for supporting a child like Kundan and providing them with clothing and medical care for an entire year.

Kundan is 11 years old. His parents, Anandi and Parwati, live in a slum in the outskirts of Patna, the capital city of Bihar, India. One look at their hut alone tells of the many obstacles Kundan must overcome. Kundan’s father is a casual laborer. Since he is addicted to country liquor, this takes away a significant percentage of what he earns from work. His mother is forced to work as a laborer herself to supplement the family income — if she doesn’t work, the family might well starve. Kundan is studying in grade IV at the school run by Shoshit Seva Sangh, and has been at the school for three years now. He secured 86% on reviews in the previous academic year.

In Bihar, where 50% of the population lives below the poverty line, the Musahar community is the poorest of the poor. Less than 1% of the 1.3 million Musahar living in Bihar are literate, and less than 2% own their land. Regarded as “untouchables” in the Indian caste system, the Musahars have remained in poverty for centuries.

Shoshit Seva Sangh, a SeeYourImpact partner, is working to break the cycle of poverty by educating and caring for the children of the Musahar community.

For the last two years, Kundan’s tuition, clothing and medical care has been supported by SeeYourImpact supporters. Through your generosity, Laura, Partha and Jennifer, a child like Kundan will continue to have clothing and medical care for one more year. Thank you!

 



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Ramesh is given a path out of extreme poverty

Ramesh Manjhi, Son of Lalu Manjhi
Dear Chris, Praveen, and Hiroiz,

Thank you for supporting Ramesh’s education for an entire year through Shoshit Seva Sangh (SSS), which provides free English-medium education to break the vicious cycle of poverty.

Ramesh belongs to a remote village in the Muzaffarpur District of Bihar, India. He joined the SSS school in 2007. His parents, Lalu and Tetri, are landless day laborers. With their four children, they have only known extreme poverty and hopelessness. Their village is prone to flooding every year, which adds to their misery.

Ramesh has shown determination to succeed since his first day at the school. His progress in academics is indeed commendable.

Ramesh’s tuition and clothing and medical care has been given by SeeYourImapct supporters for the last two years, and thanks to your donation, Chris, Praveen, and Hiroiz, he will be able to attend school for one more year.

Thank you for your support.

 



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Rohan dreams of transforming his community

Rohan Kumar, Son of Inder Manjhi
Dear Don and Chris,

Thank you for supporting Rohan by providing him with a year of tuition through Shoshit Seva Sangh.

Rohan is nine years old and the son of Inder and Tijiya, both illiterate laborers who live in a ghetto in the outskirts of Patna, a city in India. This ghetto is inhabited only by members of the Musahar community. Rohan has one brother and three sisters. Rohan’s parents have a meagre income and live well below the poverty line.

Rohan did not have access to education for much of his childhood and without the intervention of Shoshit Seva Sangh he would likely have remained in this ghetto like his parents. Rohan joined the school in 2009 in the pre-school class and is now in class II. He is a keen student and is full of hope for his future. This education increases prospects of transformational change not only for himself but also for his loved ones.

Rohan’s tuition, clothing, and medical care have been given by SeeYourImapct supporters for the last two years, and thanks to your donation, he will be able to attend school for one more year.

During the last academic year, Rohan got an overall marks of 87%, with As in Hindi, Math, Science and Social Science.

Thank you, Don and Chris, for your support.



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Pramod is luckier than his 7 siblings because he is getting a good education

Pramod Kumar, Son of Buddhu Manjhi
Dear Sumit, Microsoft, Komal, and Kandace,

Thank you all for supporting Pramod, a 17-year-old living near Bihar, India. He is currently in the eighth grade at Shoshit Samadhan Kendra, the free English medium school run by Shoshit Seva Sangh. Pramod’s father, Buddhu, is a landless laborer he sometimes also works for a hand-pump installation contractor. His mother, Dukhni, is also a casual laborer. Pramod has a large number of siblings: four brothers and three sisters that are all younger than him. The monthly income of his parents is around 3000 rupees, or $60 American. His father cannot afford proper schooling for his eight children and Shoshit Samadhan Kendra is a dream come true for his eldest. Pramod has been in school for five years and his performance has shown marked improvement this year, particularly in math, science and social studies. He secured overall marks of 81% last year.

For the last two years, his tuition and clothing and medical care has been supported by SeeYourImpact supporters, and because of your generosity, he will be able to attend school and receive care for one more year. Thank you all for your kindness!

 

 




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Suraj is determined to do even better this year

Suraj Kumar, Son of Rampravesh Manjhi
Dear S K,

Thank you for supporting Suraj’s education for an entire year!

Suraj is ten years old and hails from Shiwalapar, a village about 10 miles from Patna, India. His parents, Rampravesh and Lalti, are both casual laborers. Suraj has one brother and four sisters.

The average monthly income of the family is approximately $55 US dollars and they struggle to make ends meet. Suraj has been in the free English medium school run by Shoshit Seva Sangh for three years and he has consistently scored in excess of 90% in all classes. With the help fo Shoshit Seva Sangh and donors like yourself, Suraj can dream of achieving things that his family would never have thought possible.

Suraj’s tuition and clothing and medical care has been gifted by SeeYourImapct supporters for the last two years, and thanks to your donation, he will be able to attend school for one more year.

During the last academic year, Suraj secured 91% overall with straight A’s in all subjects, and he is determined to do better this year.

Thank you, S K, for your support!

 



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Vikash is a brilliant student

Vikash Kumar, Son of Mahendra Manjhi
Dear Mike, Anmol, Srikanth, Sumit, Microsoft, Goffredo, and Lesley,

Thank you for coming together to support Vikash!

Vikash is ten years old and both his parents, Mahendra and Rita, are illiterate landless laborers living about 50 kilometers from Patna, India. Vikash has one brother and one sister, both of whom are younger than him. Vikash joined the Shoshit Samadhan Kendra school, a fully free English medium residential school, in 2009 and enrolled in the pre-school class. Since then, he has shown great promise in his studies. Vikash is now in class III and at this tender age he has shown a remarkable disposition for studies. Though he has a long road to travel, he certainly deserves the opportunity that he has been given to excel in life.

Vikash’s tuition and clothing and medical care has been gifted by SeeYourImapct supporters for the last two years, and thanks to your donation, he will be able to attend school for one more year.

During the last academic year, Vikash did his supporters proud by scoring overall marks of 87%, with an “A” grade in English, Maths, Science and Social Studies.

Thank you all for your support.



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Vikash gets straight “A”s in all subjects

Vikash Kumar, Son of Ajay Manjhi
Dear Rohit,

Thank you for supporting Vikash’s education for an entire year.

Vikash Kumar is ten years old and is one of five children. Both his parents. Ajay Manjhi and Dharamsheela Devi, are illiterate casual laborers. They live in a slum within the city of Patna.The family lives well below the poverty line and the father could not even think of giving proper education to his children. For Vikash, admission to the school run by Shoshit Seva Sangh is a dream come true. Vikash has been in the school for three years and is doing extremely well by scoring over 90% in all his subjects.

Vikash’s tuition and clothing and medical care has been gifted by SeeYourImapct supporters for the last two years, and thanks to your donation, he will be able to attend school for one more year.

During the last academic year, Vikash did his supporters proud by scoring overall marks of 91%, with an “A” grade in all the subjects.

Thank you for your support.



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