“I was unable to complete my schooling because of my marriage at a very young age, but my husband encouraged me to come with my son to the grade 10 exams,” said Bebi, who works for a cloth factory.
The woman’s husband, Pradip Gurav, and her son helped her learn and drove her to become an SSC passout.
“Both my wife and son have studied hard together and received good grades. I am happy and proud of their performance,” said Gurav, a journalist for a regional daily.
Bebi carried her textbooks to work and study during the breaks and revised grammar, math, and other subjects with her son while cooking meals for the family.
With her newly won self-confidence, Bebi is now targeting the Higher Secondary School Certificate or the Class 12 exam.