Sandhya still regrets not completing her formal education. Every time she sees an engineer she is reminded of what she might have been if she had received support.
She showed an ability to rise above her situation even as a school girl. She taught tuition classes, offered stitching services and swept the streets of Sindhi colony to make ends meet. Despite her inability to complete school, she signed up as a Vidya volunteer to guide younger children to a life better than hers.
Sandhya’s first contact with Bhumi was at the Freedom Under Construction event in Rasoolpura. She was inspired by the idea of developing her community and joined Bhumi as a Leadership Fellow.
In the past 2 years, Sandhya has been a part of the Self Help Groups started by Raziya, another Leadership Fellow. She worked with volunteers from CAST to identify and rehabilitate disabled children. She has organised Spoken English and Computer Science classes for the local children.
Currently, she works alongside the Bhumi team in training health workers and conducting the Children’s Parliament.