Rani is 10. She is so determined to learn how read and write that she wakes up at 4.30 in the morning to complete her household chores so she could be on our bus to the Street Smart program at 9.30 in the morning. She told her parents she wanted to study.

Illiterate, day labourers form Bihar, they did not understand why she was different from the rest of the family or the need for education. They reluctantly agreed but then forced to quit. With quiet determination she returned and is now mainstreamed in St Agnes.

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