14-year-old Sima’s story is a vindication of ACC’s sustained efforts in transforming rural communities. Sima, a resident of Nanhupur Pada in Uttar Pradesh, lost her mother at an early age. Her father, a labourer, struggled to make ends meet. With such a grim situation, her father was reluctant to send Sima to school. Sima would have ended up like other girls; however, a routine survey under the ACC Ki Laadli initiative changed her destiny. Sustained efforts resulted in Sima’s father consenting to send her to the local IIMPACT centre. The happy sight of children and the innovative teaching methods led to Sima becoming a regular. A quick learner, she can converse fluently in Hindi, read and speak elementary English, and rattle off tables up to 20. Education has transformed her and she is taking care of her home as well, says a family member.
“ACC has given me a new dream in life and an opportunity to fulfil it.”- Sima