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Buds Graduation Scholarship Support

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Gowri, 17 years is the second daughter offour children, three daughters and one boy of her widowed mother. Gowri's brother was born from the second marriage, and being a boy her mother had preferential care towards her brother than the girls. This even lead her mother to stop Gowri's older sister from school when she was in her 9th standard (13 years) and sent for work. Her sister’s earning supported the family which was not sufficient. There were also pressures on Gowrito work for additional income. But with support from Buds of Christ, she was encouraged to continue her education. One year before her sister (23 years) was married off, and the pressure came again on Gowri to get married who was doing her 12th to discontinue her studies. But with timely intervention from Buds of Christ she has been able to continue her school studies. Now that she has completed her 12th grade, her mother wanted hermarried, as the marriage proposals were coming with a bride price. But Gowri'…