Sandhya
ID DSP244

About Me
My name is Sandhya. I'm a 13-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
February 11, 2009.
Primary reason for rescue

At-risk of physical or sexual violence

1st language

Telugu

Chores at home

Doing laundry.

Grade

2nd grade

School year

2020-2021

Favorite school subject

Social Studies

Career goal

To be a teacher.

Favorite color

Blue

Favorite activity

Playing jump-rope.

Favorite movie

Krack (a Telugu action thriller film).

My Story

Sandhya has one brother whom her parents favor. Sandhya faced harsh verbal and physical abuse simply because she is a girl. Sandhya’s parents did not allow her to go to school in order to provide for their son and ensure that he receives a good education. 

Rather than going to school, Sandhya worked on farms in order to earn income to provide for her brother’s education. Unfortunately, Sandhya’s parents did not believe that girls are worth educating and instead believe that child marriage would be the best way to relieve themselves of the burden of having a daughter. 

Your sponsorship allows Sandhya to go to school and live in a safe home where she is protected from neglect, physical abuse, child labor, and illegal child marriage. She is safe, has access to nutritious food and education, and most importantly, she is being told truth: she is loved, she is valuable, she is worthy!