Sonal Ghodge, currently in SYBMS is a very bright student. joined VIDYA in 2014. She scored 73.20% in SSC from Marathi Medium and 82% in HSC. Sonal and her family lives in the slum areas of Powai at Hari Om Nagar. She has one sister and two brothers. One of the brothers has mild intelligence retardation. She comes from a poor background. Her house does not have a toilet in the house. They use public bathrooms. Sonal’s father has a Vada pav stall near Kanjur station. Her mother is a homemaker. Sonal wants to become HR and is inclined towards Business Management.
Sonal is an outspoken girl. She joined VIDYA in 2014 and later joined the Youth Forum in 2016. She loves the activities taken at VIDYA and participates in every activity. She loves to communicate. Her English is pretty good. She won first prize in debate competition at Yuvanaad competition held by Sneha Foundation. She is excellent in studies. She will be the first to raise her hand on giving feedback or asking questions. She does not hesitate to ask questions, to take the first step. During this pandemic, she has been helping her family with everything she could, she is looking for a job so that she can support her father as her father’s vada-pav stall is no longer functional.

Sonal is very dedicated to any work she takes up. She attends all the sessions at VIDYA. Facilitators from the USA are impressed with her dedication, effort, and discipline towards her work in Spoken English classes. She has thanked VIDYA for always giving her platform to nurture her growth and guiding her whenever she is stuck.