Sweta Verma
Pillars of Change

Sweta Verma

Sweta Verma

Sweta had dropped out of six schools by the time she turned 11. Her father was an alcoholic and never cared to pay for her tuition. When it became certain that no one was going to help, Sweta took matters in her own hands. She learned about KGBV Nawabganj, a CARE India-supported residential government school in Uttar Pradesh, from other girls in the village, and enrolled at the school. Here, she could stay and learn for free. For the first time in her life, Sweta is staying at the same school for another year. A versatile student, Sweta dreams of becoming a doctor. Neither of her parents has visited her at the school till now. However, being the eldest child in the family, she is thoughtfully building a safe future for herself and her family.

“My mother got married when she was 12-years-old. But that’s not me. I don’t want to get married until I complete my education and achieve my dream of becoming a doctor.” – Sweta Verma