A Rare Chance
Rajiv Gandhi grew up in an agricultural family in a remote village. Over time, decreased rainfall due to the changing climate dried up the well on their land, drastically reducing their income.
“Although my parents are illiterate, they wanted to give me a quality education. Here in India, government schools offer free, but not quality, education. Most private schools are in urban areas and are profit oriented. Economically disadvantaged families like mine cannot afford these schools, but Shanthimalai’s School Sponsorship Program has filled the gap with free, quality education for students in a rural area.”