Nine year old Rishika Shivam Kurade, is a native of Amravati, a backward city in Maharashtra. She lives with her grandmother in an overcrowded slum called Subhas Nagar located in Jogeshwari, Mumbai.
Her parents work in Amravati as sugarcane harvesting workers to make their ends meet. They travel to many places all over Maharashtra just to earn their daily bread. Finding work is a difficult task for them at times.
Nine year old Rishika Shivam Kurade, is a native of Amravati, a backward city in Maharashtra.
Her Grandmother sells miniature clay products at the traffic signals in Mumbai to earn her livelihood. Rishika has four siblings who live in Amravati with her parents. She meets her parents once or twice a year whenever they come to visit her in Mumbai.
Rishika is really fond of numbers and loves Maths. She helps her grandmother in tallying her daily earnings, which are not enough for them to maintain a basic standard of living.
The teacher at her school believes that she is a very brilliant student and has the potential of carving a future for herself. She can hold a conversation very well and likes hearing stories. She loves coming to school and is very friendly with the other students there.
Rishika is our beneficiary from the Bal Shiksha Ahara initiative, and we are happy that we are able to feed students like her who have the passion and the perseverance to change their lives with education and hardwork.