Asha Provides Help Books to High School Students
This year, competition to enter Delhi University was greater than ever before with qualifying marks being as high as 98% to 100% for many courses. This means additional pressure on students from the slums to compete with those with better financial backgrounds.
Being from poor families, these students are not able to afford any of the additional tuition classes or help books which give more well-off children an advantage. They must do well in their final board exams to successfully complete school and have the chance of attending university. To help them prepare well for these exams, Asha has distributed help books containing additional reference material, question banks and sample exam papers for each subject.
“Sample papers are very important for us to understand the division of marks and type of questions that can be asked for each subject, these books are a great help to us. We could have never thought about buying them had Asha not helped us.” says Gagan, a high school student who wants to set an example for his community by studying at college and becoming a police officer. Gagan represents hundreds of other students from Asha slums who will be taking their final board exams this year.
Despite all the challenges of living in a slum, they are determined to finish high school and do well in life. Our aim is to see all of them completing higher education and hope that none would be left behind due to lack of resources or financial support.