Returning Home for School

Early on, it was apparent that Mukaram had significant learning difficulties. Her pace of learning was much slower than most kids. The only solution her family saw was to send her to a boarding school far away where she would receive professional care. However, at the age of 14, she still didn’t know all the letters, and she was refusing to return to the boarding school. She talked about being beaten and being homesick there. A solution was found when Mukaram was able to attend individual lessons in her village with a CDI employee. She was taught by someone who understood learning disabilities and had lots of patience. After a relatively short time she learned to read and write! Steps are now being taken to ensure that she can start school in her neighborhood and be socially reintegrated.