POVERTY nearly forced a bright young girl from a squatter colony in Kuching to quit school and become a teen housewife.
Living in a state of deprivation, she saw no hope, no future and lost the desire to study.
A lack of parental supervision is also said to have pushed her astray outside school.
While in Form 1, she liked going out with the other boys and girls — some older than her. She grabbed every opportunity to sneak out and loiter with her peers when her parents were at work.
Things, however, have changed for the better for this young girl thanks to the Trinity Learning Care's (TLC) — provided by the Trinity Methodist Church (TMC) at Jalan Ellis, Kuching — intervention.