Sarada is 16 years old and lives with her parents in the Mettupalayam Sri Lankan Refugee Camp, in the state of Tamil Nadu, South East India. Although bright and a good student, Sarada was forced to give up schooling to help support her family, because her abusive, alcoholic father was unable to do so.
The Lebara Foundation became aware of Sarada’s plight, and discussed skills-training options with her. Sarada is now on a one-year government-funded tailoring course that will both enrich her life and generate vital income for her family.
Lebara helped Sarada with a scholarship of just 1000 rupees (€15) and a small donation towards educational materials