About the Campaign
Single Mother: Sandhaya B.K.
Falling in love, Sandhaya married and decided to bring 3 beautiful children into the world. After the birth of her eldest son and then Aakrati and Aruna, unfortunately, Sandhaya was faced with looking after her children alone. Her husband, who she had loved, decided to abandon the family and no longer take responsibility for their care.
After this, Sandhaya’s daughter Aakrati faced health issues and was kept down in school for many years. During these years, Sandhaya suffered the most painful and traumatic experience of having a severe arm infection, which led to Sandhaya needing to have her arm amputated…
After all of these struggles, Sandhaya made a deal with a school to enrol her children by only paying exam fees. Though a positive relief, Sandhaya soon faced even severer financial difficulties when people did not want to hire what they called an “unreliable disabled person”. Facing this reality, Sandhaya had to inform the school she no longer could pay the exam fees for her 3 children. Sandhaya’s 3 children were then sent out of school.
Hearing this, incredible Principal Shova of a bamboo community school in Bhaktapur decided to allow the children to attend school (though they were not officially enrolled). Sandhaya soon took out a loan to enrol her eldest son (not out of discrimination but due to his age) and was distraught that she could not pay to officially enrol her daughters Aakrati and Aruna. This is when we decided to help.