Meet Our Seniors

Meet five of our 12th graders (high-school senior in US terms) that have conquered adversity to get where they are today. Make sure to watch they stories in a short video by clicking through to their individual pages.

Kusum Chaudhary

Kusum is a poor farmer's daughter. Her family does not own the land they farm, they just work there, while the landowner keeps the lion share of the earnings. They only get 30 cents on a dollar of crops sold. Even though both her parents ...

Mahendra Kumar

Mahendra was born and raised in a small town, Chohtan in Barmer District, Western Rajasthan. His father works in a sheet metal factory rolling stainless steel sheets. His elder brother also works in the same factory....

Nisha Chaudhary

Nisha was born and brought up in a small village, Chawandiya (population 2,140) in Nagaur District, Rajasthan. Nisha's father is a farmer and her mother is a housewife who also helps at the farm. Her entire family works on the farm....

Milan Ramdhari

Milan comes from a life of adversity. His father is an auto-rickshaw driver who works day and night to make ends meet. In his auto-rickshaw, Milan’s father used to take several affluent kids to school everyday, and outside that private school, he used to shake his head thinking his children will never be able to go to such a good school. ....

Tanisha Nagori

Born into poverty to a tea-stall owner in Jodhpur Rajasthan, Tanisha has overcome every obstacle that has come in her way to get here today. And yes! Sitare Foundation has been with her for every step of the way. In her community girls are actively discouraged from going to school. Her mother was married at an age of fifteen, and Tanisha was born when her mother was just sixteen. ...