Trailblazing Girl!

RDF wholeheartedly supports educating girls and this has been our mission from the start. Our school teams work actively in their rural communities to spread awareness about the importance of girl child education and share the achievements of so many of our alumna, who have made tremendous strides in their lives. They are our inspiration.

Nomula Lavanya, an alumna of RDF Kalleda School is working with the Border Security Force, where she got placed in 2018. She credits her achievements to the foundation provided by RDF.

Here’s her story, in her own words –

“I studied in RDF uptil Class 12. Academically, I was an average student. In Class 8, I became interested in Archery, watching the students practicing day and night. I joined the team and did my best, under the guidance of my Archery coach.

In Class 11, I got selected to the Steel Authority of India Limited Academy (SAIL) in Jharkhand, India’s leading sports academy. Continuing my training, I have received several National level medals. In 2013, I got 3rd rank at the Junior Nationals. The same year, I also participated in the Youth World Championship in Wuxi, China. I have also participated in the World Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

I got the opportunity to join BSF because of my sports career which happened due to RDF. Because of my school, I am in a good position in life and I’m grateful for that.”

Stories like Lavanya’s show rural families and the younger generation that girls can achieve anything they set their eyes on. Determination and making the best use of opportunities can help anyone reach their goals. We are so proud that our girls exemplify resilience, determination, a ‘can do’ spirit; charting a path for other rural girls to follow.

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