Inspiring - I see the sacrifices my mother makes every day so she can send me to school

As our team travels across Nagaland learning, sharing and interacting with young people. We met Alivi Newmai, a class 12 student from Hindi vidyalaya, Jalukie who is currently on school vacation. She shared' whenever I'm home, I tell my parents to rest and I try to help them. I look after my mother's shop at the local Peren market.

During the day, when customers are less, I also do my homework. I understand vacations are a good time that students need for rest but working at the shop helps me to learn new skills such as communication, finance, dignity of labour. I take this as an opportunity for learning. Our parents work very hard and sacrifice all their desires so they can give the best to their children. We must appreciate and support them when we can.

We asked Alivi her ambition in life. I want to be a missionary, one that can share the word of God even in the smallest of all
Places. There's a lot of people we have to reach too, specially in the interiors here. I'm not very keen about working in big churches or fundraising or travelling to foreign land to save souls. There are thousands of souls that need to be saved in small remote inaccessible places in Nagaland. I wish to go there. She smiled as she packed the local rice for us.

We thanked her and wished her all the best.

Source: YouthNet Nagaland


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