Had Aarti not discovered that she was eligible for a government scholarship, she would likely have dropped out of school long ago. With only one earning member in a family of eight, educating children, especially girls, was a luxury the family couldn’t afford.
So, when she found out that she could seek the government’s aid to continue in school, she couldn’t be happier. “The chances of me dropping out were very high. In view of the large size of our family, the scholarship amount was essential. I have two brothers and three sisters. More people mean more mouths to feed