The stars are the limit for Kamini! She loves maths and physics and hopes to be an astronaut when she is older. She is fascinated by space, especially how you can eat without gravity. The interest in space began with her studies, ‘I did maths and physics and I got lots of inspiration about space.’
Kamini started at the nursery at the Chamraj School when she was two years old. Her mother teaches in the school primary section and has done since long before Kamini was born. Kamini and her family live in teachers’ quarters on the estate, which were funded by Fairtrade Premium. Her father works for the police in Ooty and her sister is in college studying biotechnology.
Kamini has benefited from the facilities at the Chamraj School, which have been funded by the Fairtrade Premium, such as the computer and science labs. These have helped her pursue her interests at school.
Kamini shares a lesson in resilience, from her inspiration, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th president of India. ‘He did a satellite study that failed but he didn’t lose hope and he tried again and he was successful.’
Girls are more powerful than boys! Many women are achieving. In India there are many leaders that got freedom for us. I am proud to be a woman.