When asked her age Kavitha will most likely shrug and you might get the same response when you ask her what grade/class she attends in school. She looks about 12yrs old and the Sahayak Hath staff estimate that in the tuition classes she is at a 4th grade/class level. But trying to figure out her level of education was not an easy process because at the school she attended there wasn’t much differentiation between grades. Also, with no concept of a structured education, to be in a room with other kids in a more controlled environment, Kavitha was uncomfortable and her lack of interest in studies showed in her bad attitude towards the tuition classes. She would throw her school bag down, avoid eye contact and throw tantrums. Eventually she stopped coming to class.
Then one day she showed up again with no explanation. Slowly the staff saw a change in her attitude and progress in her learning abilities. Also Kavitha soon realized that the Sahayak Hath staff love and care about her. Now she works hard and loves coming to the tuition classes.