Anarupa Bhandari

Favorite Subject: 5

Anurupa is 11 years old, in Class Five, and is thankful for teachers. She is reserved, attentive and watchful, but if you strike the right chord with her, Anurupa will reveal just how playful she can be. She is creative at heart and can be found from time to time folding paper flowers that she hangs up from the windowsill in the classrooms. She is always willing to share with the younger girls, and does so frequently with her own shawls, scarves and jewelry.

She has been at the hostel for five years and says that the best thing about the hostel is that she can study.  Her favorite subject is Health and she is always seeking to learn more about it. Health and English are the two subjects that she excels in, and her English teacher is her favorite teacher. Her least favorite subject is Social Studies because she finds it very hard and says she needs the most help with this subject.

Anurupa is the youngest among two brothers and three other sisters. Bother of her parents are farmers and they would like for her to be a teacher when she grows up. Anurupa herself would like to be a Health teacher in the future because she says that it is important for everyone to be healthy.

Her favorite color is dark pink and she can always be spotted at the hostel with a dark pink shawl draped over her shoulders. Her favorite animal is a dog because they protect the house. Her favorite activity is drawing and she likes to draw pictures of girls.

Anurupa suggests that the hostel can improve by providing  continuing higher education and providing more classes and staff support. She would like to learn more Math and Social Studies from volunteers when they visit.