I am Punitha. I live in Kollumettu Colony, Alukuli pancayat, Gopichettipalayam Taluk, Erode. In our village nearly 150 family living and the people in our village works as daily wagers and mill workers.
My father’s name is Senthil kumar and my mother’s name is Tamilselvi, they are working as daily wagers. I am the only daughter to my parent. During my 9thstd vacation I used to go to spinning mill which is nearby to home with my friends and I used to earn few bugs for two months. After school re-opens, I used to go school but I lost interest in studies so I drop-out my school and I again started going mill.
I got the information about READ giving scholarship to continue education so my friends and family motivated and supported me apply for scholarship. Finally I got scholarship of Rs.2000; with that amount I rejoined school. I thank READ for supporting me to continue my education.
I realized we must work in the right age after completion of minimum education