This is three-year-old Gurpreet. She was burned by boiling water over a year ago while her mother wasn't looking. Her left hand is severely burned. Even though she is only three and is too young for school, the two schools in her village have told her family that she will not be allowed to attend because she will scare the other children.
Life is unfair. Gurpreet, like any child, deserves to go to school. It saddens me to think about all the children who will not be allowed to develop their mental gifts because of congenital birth defects or injuries.
Luckily for Gurpreet, we will be able to help her hand and allow her the opportunity to attend school. For her, life will be a little more fair.
Here is a close-up photo of Gurdeep's hand.