Four brave odds to succeed; with help from SBI, Mylapore

State Bank of India - girls honouredFour girls were recently honoured by the Mylapore branch of State Bank of India for having achieved success despite being raised by single parents under economically challenging conditions.

The girls were adopted by SBI in 2008 when they were in class VI at Lady Wellington Girls Hr. Sec. School, Triplicane. With the approval of the branch manager, an SB account was opened in the name of each student and the headmaster and an amount of Rs. 5000 was credited to their account every year till they reached class XII.

Retired SBI staff and a social worker – Mohana Krishnan,  monitored the progress of the students.  Two sets of uniforms and other basic necessities were provided to them. They were encouraged to take part in extra curricular activities like essay writing, drawing and oratorical and elocution competitions. They also attended typing, computer and spoken English classes after completing class XII.

The students have now joined various courses at colleges in Chennai. P. Sreemati is a student at Bharathiyar Women’s College, Broadway,  J. Jayalakshmi and J. Jayanthi are students at Queen Mary’s College, Mylapore and G. Famitha is a student at SIET, Teynampet.

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