This is the story of Nanhi Kali Ruby from Chennai. She studies in VIII standard Ruby’s father works as a Coolie. Ruby has battled the problem of mental illness from a very young age and this has caused reading disability. Ruby however has not let these challenges come in the way of her exuberant spirit.

The academic support center in her school was started by the Nanhi Kali team and Ruby has been regularly attending the same. The constant care and attention from Nanhi Kali has helped improve Ruby’s discipline of sitting in the class room as well as her listening, reading and writing skills. Her mother is particularly thankful for Nanhi Kali’s intervention that has helped Ruby lead a normal childhood.