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Manasi –Our Scholarship Awardee from Dharavi slums Learn, Grow, and Inspire others!

The connection between poverty and education results is one of the most enduring relationships in all of the education research. It shows up everywhere.  There is no single, canonical meaning of poverty — context matters. Economics professor Sendhil Mullainathan has amassed evidence that scarcity itself taxes the mind. It's not just that bad decisions make people poor, this work suggests: "Instead, people make bad decisions because they are poor." Poverty creates its own negative feedback loop. At Sackhumvit we are Investing in girls’ education to bring about sustainable transformations. Girls who receive an education are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. They earn higher incomes, participate in the decisions that most affect them, and build better futures for themselves and their families.  Mansi Gaikwad from the slums of Dharavi Mumbai is a recipient of our Scholarship program for the year 2020-22. Manasi studies in IES junior college Bandra and wants to be a doctor.