Jayesh now has the support he needs to grow.
Jayesh is a young boy from a poor family in Mumbai. His mother abandoned him when he was two. He lived with his father and grandmother.
His father and grandmother were both alcoholics who fought constantly and did not look after him. The neglect and unhealthy environment started to impact Jayesh. There was no one to cook for him or groom him. So he went to school hungry and disheveled.
The problems at home also made him a distracted boy. The environment he grew up in confused him and left him feeling angry and rebellious. He disobeyed instructions and did not like to participate in class.
When The Akanksha Foundation began to manage his school, Jayesh received personal attention. He began to stay after school to read and practice English. With love and support, he even grew confident enough to face the challenges at home.