Meet the people you help
Deepa is in grade two. Her sister, who is six years old, attends school along with her. Deepa’s father was a helper at a grocery shop but after an accident where he lost both his legs he had no choice but to stay at home. Her mother works in people’s house to sustain their family. Life has not been very easy for Deepa, especially after her father’s accident.
The incident drew Deepa into a cocoon but with the help of her teachers and friends, she is gradually learning to come out of it. She dreams of becoming a teacher one day, so that she can help young children in her village, read and write. In her spare time, Deepa loves to read storybooks. Pratham’s library programme helps her discover a whole new world through books – some refreshing change from the kind of life she leads.