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‘Teardrops’ that inspire: Simple village girl takes on challenge to educate the world

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A story of inspiration from a strong young woman.


Aansoo Kohli runs her own school at her home in village Mina Ji Dhani where she teaches over 200 students. PHOTO: COURTESY JANIB ALI DALWANI

KARACHI: Meet Aansoo Kolhi of Sindh – the girl who defied all odds to achieve what few others would have deemed possible. She set up her own school which now caters to over 200 students and is the only female in her village who is this close to receiving her bachelor’s degree this year. Aansoo’s feat has made her a legend of sorts in the education sector in the country.

Ansoo, which literally means ‘teardrop’, is physically impaired and belongs to one of the most marginalised Hindu communities in the country – the Kolhi tribe. The brave girl lost one of her legs at just two years of age and has since been dependent on crutches.

She endured the long journeys to…

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Author: Chevron Spots

I am in my mid twenties and fighting my battles to discover who I am and where I fit in to this zany, beautiful world. I was diagnosed with Lupus in in 2008. This takes up most of my focus, as I want to share the experience of trying to live with and rise above chronic invisible illness, so to speak. I would like to stress very much the information regarding medications, medical procedures and illnesses are discussed from my point of view, and with my understanding, colloquialisms and metaphors. I do not attempt to be legally and precisely accurate for the general population, rather I try to be emotionally and descriptively true to my experiences. I hope I can help in understanding others with chronic illness by providing one more personal recount of just how spontaneous and difficult these lives really are. One day I hope to visit every continent, climb some pretty high mountains, sleep in an ice cavern, marry a wonderfully understanding man, have children and teach more children. Mostly, I just want a simple life, you know the house with a husband and kids. Oh, and no pain.

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