WRITTEN BY Dignity Freedom Network ON Mon Oct 12,2020
In rural India, the closest school for young boys like Shiv can be many kilometres away. So many families just like his can barely feed their families, let alone cover the cost of transportation for their child to attend the nearest school.
Luckily, Shiv’s loving grandfather recognized the importance of education and volunteered to take him to school. Each morning, Shiv hops on the back of the family bicycle, and his grandfather peddles 8 kilometres to make sure he arrives on time for class. They have made this trek every day for the last 7 years, travelling countless kilometres, whether it’s pouring rain or swelteringly hot. While Shiv is studying, his grandfather patiently waits outside for school to finish. His supportive presence reminds Shiv that every school day is an investment in his future and motivates him to work hard in school and finish all of his homework each week.
Thanks to his grandfather's tireless support and your generous gifts, Shiv can attend a school that encourages him to envision a brighter future and turn his dreams into reality, no matter how far the journey.
Photo Credit: Matthew T Rader