However, Sashikala’s talent shines through these challenges. She ranks third in her entire school for the Grade 5 Scholarship exam, giving her a national ranking of 541 (in a country whose population is 21 million). Her end-of-term exam results, range from 85% to 100% in all subjects.
Sashikala’s favourite subject is Sri Lanka’s Sinhala language and she hopes to become a much-needed teacher in her village.
For many children, like Sashikala, having a real home in Sri Lanka is a privilege.
If you can spare just £15, you could give Shashikala’s family an entire month’s salary.