Sasmita is the youngest in the hostel, five years old, in the Nursery class and is thankful for teacher. She seems well beyond five years old, with a charming smile and a contagious laugh that turns slightly shrill and hysterical when she gets overexcited. She loves playing tag, playing with games and puzzles, and happily applauds any sign of coloring and crayons. She is still figuring out how to write letters and draw.
She has been at the hostel for eight months. Her mother passed away, leaving just her father and three older brothers. Her father is a farmer.
Sasmita’s favorite color is purple, her favorite animal is a cow and her favorite activity is spelling. She loves Science class and wants to grow up to be a doctor.