May 29, 2014
CBOH Sponsor Student
Syamala is a 19 year old girl from the village of Jayathi, near Gotlam. Syamala lost her father when she was very young and her mother not only raised her and her two sisters but also was the caregiver for Syamala’s grandfather. Syamala’s mother worked hard and earned minimal wages per day through intense manual labour. Syamala had no hope that she could continue her studies because of financial reasons. At that point, her village pastor brought her to Bridge of Hope, Gotlam.
Syamala was very happy to join the team at Shalom Medical Centre (SMC), Bridge of Hope. She volunteered at SMC for 10 months and soon expressed her deep desire to study nursing. Syamala is currently being supported by Bridge of Hope Canada, through their partner, Bridge of Hope, Gotlam, India, to continue her studies. She completed her 2 year training as an auxiliary nurse and is presently working at Shalom Medical Centre. She hopes to continue her education and strives to achieve a graduate degree in nursing in the future.