is a 13-year-old boy who has never gone to school and din’t
know how to speak. Since his mother’s death when he was younger,
he has stayed at home. Now he attends a nearby balwadi regularly
and has learnt nursery rhymes. He sings them on his own.
The change in his behaviour is visible,
especially to those around him. He seems happy in the balwadi class,
though neighbours narrate how he is scared of dolls when they are
brought to class! As a first time learner at his age, Akshara’s
balwadi is helping him become more confident.