Vimala

Vimala is first in her class! Everyone at OEI, along with her parents are amazed to see her excellent performance. Vimala Mahareddy is 25 years old and suffers from impaired speech and hearing. She has never been to school and always stayed at home doing domestic chores. As a result, Vimala lacks social skills. Vimala […]

Ramiza

Ramiza withdrew into herself, discontinuing her studies. Ramiza Nazeersab Angadi is a 17 year old from a village called Thimsagar. She lost her parents within a span of 3 months to AIDS when she was just 13 years old. Ramiza and her younger brother were taken in by their uncle and tested for HIV. They […]

Saraswati

She has become a confident, skilled artisan, able to earn a decent income to support her family. Saraswati Kuri is a 21-year-old woman who came to OEI seeking assistance after she dropped out of school. Her mother is positive for HIV/AIDS and her brother is affected with disability. Saraswati enrolled in an 8-month Vocational Training […]

Chetan

“I built my confidence here through my friends and OEI staff who spoke with and encouraged me regularly. A Spoken English and Computer Training Student in Residential Care at OEI, Chetan was in a road accident that injured his spinal chord at age ten. Chetan spent several months in the hospital and several years in […]

Ratna

“Who says that miracles don’t happen? I am the best proof that miracles do happen. “Who says that miracles don’t happen? I am the best proof that miracles do happen. I was once a bitter and quarrelsome girl. My temper would flare up at the slightest provocation. I would pick quarrels with everyone in my […]

Asif

“I want to become a social worker to help my own people in my village,” says 22-year-old Asif “I want to become a social worker to help my own people in my village,” says 22-year-old Asif Asif was in good health until the age of five. As he grew up, both his legs started to […]