Aseera and Amina watch Kalolsavam in their phones, despite living close by
This is the first time in our life that Kalolsavam is coming to Kasaragod. Despite the festival being next door, we can only watch it through our phones. We really want to go and watch the Youth Festival but don’t know if that will be possible, says Aseera.
Aseera and Amina are children who lost their mobility owing to muscle-related genetic condition. School is a distant dream for Aseera, who loves to read and write stories, and Ameena, who loves cinema. They are the children of Arafath and Ayisha.
Aseera is studying in ninth standard and Amina in class seven. Since Aseera’s second standard, LEDC Resources teacher Roshni tutors them at their house. The teacher will be with them every Wednesday for a particular period of time.
When the teacher met Aseera for the first time, she could not read or write. Later, Roshni taught her little by little. However, Aseera was able to grasp what was taught quickly. Aseera was good in painting and drawing. Amina was inspired by her sister’s love for books and started learning letters. Thus Amina joined Aseera for the classes.
Aseera loves to read. She has read 70 books so far. Recently she wrote a story, which is in its final stages of correction. Although she was able to hold pen and write earlier, she finds it difficult now. So nowadays, she types it on her phone. She hopes to publish her story as a book.
Amina loves cinema and Tik Tok. Owing to their respiratory problems, they are unhappy in not able to attend the festival.