Deekshitha
ID DSP260

About Me
My name is Deekshitha. I'm a 6-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
December 19, 2015.
Primary reason for rescue

At-risk of physical or sexual violence

1st language

Telugu

Chores at home

Cleaning the house, washing dishes, and doing laundry.

Grade

Kindergarten

School year

2020-2021

Favorite school subject

Social Studies

Career goal

To be a teacher.

Favorite color

Orange

Favorite activity

Playing soccer.

Favorite movie

Little Singham (an animated kids series).

My Story

Deekshitha's parents favored her brother and severely neglected her for being a girl. While her brother was educated, Deekshitha was denied an education by her parents and sent to work in the fields each day to earn them money. They also had strict plans to marry her off by the age of 11 or 12. Because she’s a girl, they saw no need to educate her or allow her to live well like her brother. After our social workers were made aware of Deekshitha’s situation, they were able to confront her parents and intervene on her behalf.

Your sponsorship ensures Deekshitha is enrolled in school and receiving a good education rather than becoming a child laborer or a child bride. It also provides her with ongoing support and counseling from our social workers who are teaching her the value of being a girl!