Madhuri Kumari, a 12 years old girl who is a residence of Jathadih Village of Satgawan block at Koderma district, Jharkhand lives with her father Ashok Ray and mother Kapoorva Devi along with her three younger brothers and sisters. She was always engaged in taking care of her siblings because her parents were involved in picking Mica and Wood to fulfill their daily needs. She was studying in Std-V in Utkramit Middle School (UMS), Rajaber.
The family has been struggling for economic stability and has taken up goat rearing to increase their household income. Madhuri being the eldest among four children in the family was entrusted the responsibility of taking the goats to the grazing grounds and was looking after her siblings when parents were at work and as a result of which she did not attend school after Std-V.
After the implementation of Project in the said village, Ratnesh Kumar (CEW) of Rashtriya Jharkhand Seva Sansthan found this case during the home visit and the team members of the organization started dialogue with her parents to convince that she should send Madhuri to the school. After a series of discussions, her parents agreed to send Madhuri Kumari to school. Now the girl is enrolled with Upgraded Middle School, Rajaber in class-VI and attending regular school. She is now well versed with basic Computer knowledge as well as Hindi reading and writing. She is also attending digital classes and can do painting. Besides she is getting benefit of Mobile Library. When Madhuri’s Grandmaa observed that after attending schools, Madhuri looks more confident and happy, she decided to support the family by taking care of Madhuri’s siblings. Madhuri is very happy now. She wants to continue her study and become a soldier. She is very thankful to the organization for this great effort.