Naveena is a class 10th student from KGBV Narmetta, Telangana, and belongs to a farmer’s family.
Before being introduced to the concept of STEM, she was very shy and lacked the confidence to converse with people. Even in school she had no friends and spent her breaks alone and in exclusion. Her parents were also stressed on how she would spent her life in isolation. Naveena was also trying hard to come out of this situation, she too wanted to make friends and chat.
On learning about the STEM initiative she joined the program with an aim to learn new skills, which later proved to be a turning point for her. Naveena started to enjoy the sessions and completely indulged herself in the program. She quickly picked up about virtual classes, direct engagement skills, and in addition to this, she also learned about how technology can help her in her career. She came to know about 21st century technological skills and how far technology has taken the humanity.
The program also helped her to make some friends not only at the program center, but also at school.
In her own words “My life has changed and now I am no more the old Naveena”. STEM program only showed her the way; it was she who walked all the way.