12-year-old Kalavati was on the verge of leaving school. Every day, she had to cover a distance of 10 kilometre on foot, mostly all alone, to go to school and come back. Not only was this an arduous task, it was also not very safe. Many times, on her way to school (or back home), she faced the worst when boys elder to her teased her. Belonging to an economically weaker family, she could not afford any other means of transport. In addition to this, the government buses didn’t ply till her home. She lacked the confidence to travel alone and had some serious second thoughts about continuing with her school education.