Pasha is a 13-year-old boy who
has never gone to school and didn’t know how to speak.
Since his mother’s death when he was younger, he has
stayed at home. Now he attends a nearby balwadi regularly
and has learnt nursery rhymes. He sings them on his own.
The change in his behaviour is visible,
especially to those around him. He seems happy in the balwadi
class, though neighbours narrate how he is scared of dolls
when they are brought to class! As a first time learner at
his age, Akshara’s balwadi is helping him become more