A second chance

Laxman is finishing his 10th class and hopes to enroll at the VAPV Junior College

When he was a student at Andhra Pradesh Tribal Welfare School Dhammapet in Khammam district, Laxman played kho kho well enough to compete at the state level several times.

But Laxman, who is poor, left school after 9th class and instead trained to graft plants to earn income.

Still, he visited Kalleda early each morning to watch the students play. One day, he met Physical Education Teacher B. Venkateshwarlu who offered to hire him part-time to teach the students kho kho.

Laxman now works at Kalleda about 10 days a month. With Mr. Venkateshwarlu’s encouragement, he has also joined the Open School correspondence course to finish his 10th class studies with the hope of later joining RDF’s VAPV Junior College.

Laxman proves it’s never too late to learn and follow your passions.

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