My name is Kajal and I am one of the new students at the PestalozziWorld Asian Centre. My family is originally from North East India but my parents moved to Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, North India for greener pastures. They had nothing much in the way of work in their home village. They now work as labourers but earn very little.
My family and I live by the roadside in a very basic rented room with no doors, windows or sanitation facilities. I feel very lucky to have been put forward by my school to take the test to join PestalozziWorld.
When I first arrived at the Village, I was very shy and homesick but now I feel much happier. I am doing well with my studies and I really love singing and dancing. I recently sat school entrance tests for the Ann Mary School and can’t wait to start secondary school.