Her heart set on to become a teacher
“For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?”, “Where is the TV and Film Institute is situated?” – these are not questions from a quiz competition. But an everyday activity at our Alternative Learning Centre – ALC. 15-year old Niveda, studying in 10th standard in a government school, animatedly answers all the questions. Hailing from a small village called Kalaivannar Nagar in Namakkal, Niveda has come a long way. From being a shy, timid girl with poor health to exhibiting strong leadership qualities, excelling in academics and maintaining good health, Niveda is climbing the ladder of success.
“Before joining ALC, I would wild away my time by watching television or chit-chatting with my friends. Now, I use my time wisely. We are in the centre from 5.30 to 8.00 in the evening, participating in various activities. Playing different games has led us to win not only in our school but also at the district level. With the ALC teachers helping in my homework, I get 80% in Math. We also get nutritional food which raised our Haemoglobin level, increased our weight and improved the attendance in school. Reading newspapers, undertaking exposure visits to banks and shops increased our knowledge and confidence to be independent. We also planted several saplings to bring greenery to our village. Thank you FCP and ALC for bringing this transformation,” says the reawakened Niveda.