Krishna is a boy who is still in school and is wanting to say thank-you to all of the teachers that made him count. He mentions that he only ever would pay attention in the subjects that he cared about and was good at which wasn’t necessarily the subjects that would get him far in later life. That’s where TLG played its role in Krishna’s future.
At the start of year 5 Krishna found it hard to focus which would then cause him to be naughty and act up. This meant that many of the teachers would ignore him and not help him with the work and he began to feel very isolated from everyone else. Due to this isolation he found it very difficult to make friends and he would find play times very difficult. He would argue with his classmates and this would in turn affect his learning. Krishna found this rather difficult to come back from and has taken a long time to build his confidence in order to learn and reach his potential.
When Krishna came to TLG he loved being able to share his thoughts and feelings in the classroom as it relaxed him more, ready to learn. This was mainly achievable through the 1-2-1 sessions that TLG can provide that perhaps a mainstream school couldn’t. Krishna was able to develop coping methods making him a lot happier in education and an ability to fit in.
These stories are so inspirational and can show that even with a little bit of care and sense of security children can thrive and strive to things that would never have been expected from their upbringings. Projects such as TLG help those in need and really help these children to develop and achieve everything they have the potential too.
All of Krishna’s story can be seen at http://www.tlg.org.uk/web and have been written about here with permission.