Presenting Khushboo (a sponsored child), an upcoming artist and an entrepreneur in the making
Khushboo – CH 810020
A budding artist with an entrepreneurial mindset is the perfect combination of passion and dedication combined in creating an empowered youth.
Khusbhoo, a seventeen year old child hailing from the small city of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh came to Delhi in 2014 with her two sisters Garima, Ritika, a brother Priyakant, and her parents Mukesh and Dayavati.
In search of employment opportunities and to build a better life for their children, Khushboo’s parents came to Delhi and joined the Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) as the office staff. The earnings from their regular jobs were not enough to meet the educational and health needs of Khushboo and her siblings. In 2015, Khusbhoo’s mother came to know about CFCA and its sponsorship program in Pochanpur. They applied for sponsorship in 2015 and three years later Khushboo received acceptance for the sponsorship program from CFCA.
CFCA staff conducted a home visit in 2018 and found that the socio-economic condition of the family was not stable as her father was the sole breadwinner. After her enrollment in CFCA, Khushboo’s family was elated to receive educational support for their daughter, which eased them of the burden of getting their child educated.
The outbreak of Corona Virus in 2020 and the shutting down of schools was a major setback for many children whereas Khushboo utilized this time, to explore her creativity and with a keen interest in art and craft, started making wall hangings from waste material, pen and pencil stands, and other artistic sketches. This newfound talent was noticed by Khushboo’s school teachers and from then on her journey of becoming a small entrepreneur started.
Khushboo who is studying in the one of the top level Delhi government school was selected as a part of the Business Blaster program by Delhi Government to support the student-led initiatives for startup businesses. Khushboo formed a group of eight people and as the lead sketch artist; she created sketches of famous personalities and made her earnings from customized orders. The seed money of Rs. 2000 was invested to develop a business that earned over sixteen thousand rupees which was divided amongst all the members.
As a talented young artist, Khushboo is looking forward to improving her skills and pursuing her passion for creative arts. She dreams to develop a platform for young underprivileged children who have the potential to pursue their creative and artistic skills and thus represent them and support them in their journey as a mentor.