Manmadha Kumar D
Manmadha Kumar D, a 12 years old boy from BTR Colony, a slum area situated in the outskirts of Tirupati was referred by Child Welfare Committee on 12th February, 2014.
Manmadha was living along with his parents and two sisters. Manmadha’s father was a mason, alcoholic and neglected the family. He studied upto 5th standard in Municipal Primary School, Tirupati. Manmadha was repeatedly beaten by his mother for his poor attendance, low academic performance, friendship with school dropouts and bad habits like selling the old iron materials, mobile phones, etc.
Manmadha is now comfortable with other children in the hostel after receiving counseling individually and in groups. Manmadha’s mother was very happy to observe great change in his son’s attitude and behaviour. His mother visits him frequently. Manmadha was admitted into 7th standard in Mahatma Gandhi Municipal Corporation High School, Bairagipatteda, Tirupati. Special counseling has helped Manmadha to fair better in studies. He is regular to school and getting B+ grade in all the subjects. He is found with leadership qualities taking charge of other children in cultural activities like Kolatam, Stage shows, etc. He declares the institute as a substitute family. His goal is to become a doctor and serve the deprived after completing his studies.