Karishma when Tom found her in 1999, sitting on the side of the road while her family worked to repair it.
Karishma in 2016 with Tom. She is now attending college and is doing quite well!
Priyanka when Tom first encountered her in 2007. She was without shoes and small for her age but pushed her way to the front of her peers.
Priyanka (far left) with her family and Tom in 2016. TFI is sponsoring her education.
Initially, we created our Sponsored Children’s program at the request of one of our donors. Through the grants and donations over the years, we have been able to see the direct impact of our support. With this support, we were able to provide for the education of a student in New Delhi, a young girl named Priyanka. Tom first met her on a field visit to India in 2007, when she was attending a school located in the slum where she lived. We were able to move her to a school which was better able to support her educational needs and worked with her to improve her English, which we hope will be able to give her the best opportunities available as she continues through her life.
Another student – Karishma, from Dharamsala – has been supported by Tom since he first saw her sitting on the side of the road while her family members worked to rebuild the section of that road after a storm. Tom met the family and offered to pay for her tuition and fees at the local TCV School if they agreed to send her. She is set to graduate from college in Amritsar in 2017. We wish her the best and hope that she will be able to use her education to support herself and her family, so that the cycle of poverty may be broken.
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