Melisa Bhoke is a new primary school kid with a valid birth certificate. She is 10 years old and is in Grade 4. Her birthday is on January 9, 2013. Melisa lives with her mother and three sisters. Her mother works as a cleaner in the city to provide for the family.
The relationship between Melisa’s mother and her father is complicated. Her parents separated one and a half years ago when her father chased them out of their home after they returned from school to find all their belongings outside the house. There are no reports of violence or alcoholism in the family or the neighborhood.
Melisa’s dream is to become a chef because she loves cooking. Her favorite color is yellow because she finds it very beautiful. She loves playing football with her friends the most. What she likes about school is learning and writing to achieve her goals and help her mother in the future.