Nisha joined BalVihar School when she was in preschool. Her father is a vegetable vendor and her mother is a homemaker. Together they earn a meager salary for a family of five to sustain themselves. She is one of two sisters and has one brother. Right from the beginning, Nisha had a passion to study and she always scored at the head of her class. With help from BalVihar, her older sister was admitted to Manav Bharti Public School. Nisha’s father wanted her to study in a public school as well. He completed the daunting task of submitting her application to Saint Anthony School.
Nisha was among 16 children from around Delhi called there for a written test, which only 5 children would be accepted. Nisha scored so well on the test that the school authorities preferred her and admitted her immediately. This high level of achievement has givenNisha a boost of self-esteem and is a positive step toward freeing her family from the cycle of poverty.