Shobhita
ID RAI068

About Me
My name is Shobhita. I'm a 10-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
November 30, 2011.
Primary reason for rescue

At-risk of physical or sexual violence

1st language

Telugu

Chores at home

Washing dishes.

Grade

5th grade

School year

2021-2022

Favorite school subject

Telugu

Career goal

To be a teacher.

Favorite color

Blue

Favorite activity

Playing tennis.

Favorite movie

Little Krishna (an animated epic series).

My Story

Shobhita’s parents wanted only sons in their family. They falsely believed that having a daughter would only be a financial burden. When Shobhita’s mother became pregnant with her, her parents eagerly awaited the arrival of a son. To their disappointment, Shobhita was born. After her birth, her parents refused to care for her because she is a girl. They decided to hand her over to her grandmother, who had pity on Shobhita and agreed to raise her.

Three years later, Shobhita’s parents gave birth to a son. They were overjoyed by his birth and celebrated the day with new gifts for their son. Although Shobhita’s grandmother sent her to school, her parents planned to have her taken out of school so she could work and earn money for her brother's education instead. Her parents believed there was only value in educating boys.

Shobhita’s grandmother was deeply saddened and worried for Shobhita’s well-being, and so reached out to our social workers for help. After learning about Shobhita’s situation, our partners were able to talk with her parents and intervene on her behalf. Your sponsorship ensures Shobhita is receiving a good education instead of becoming a child laborer. More than that, it will give Shobhita the opportunity to be counseled by our social workers and learn that she is loved and valued as a girl.