Rohit, 14, (right) draws and paints with a friend at a children’s club started by World Vision in his community in India.
Rohit has scoliosis. Due to his condition, he is constantly ridiculed. But Rohit refuses to succumb to societal prejudice. He likes to attend World Vision programs that boost his knowledge and self esteem.
"Along with World Vision I got to go for meetings where children with special needs came together. I got to learn about our basic rights. I never knew them before,” he says.
Rohit enjoyed playing, eating, and talking with other children with special needs. “I get to learn new things and make friends,” he says.
“It is always good to know that I am not alone in this struggle. I felt a sense of belonging and oneness there.”
Rohit’s dream is to become a pilot or a banker, and he has faith that through education he will achieve his goal.
“I pray to God to give me power to prove myself," says Rohit.
Photo©2014 Annila Harris/World Vision