Once the class is done, the children go back to their settlements. The older girls usually contribute to household chores and help in cooking and cleaning while the boys usually play some more. Parvathi's mother, a domestic help, braids her daughter's hair before getting her ready for the day, as her grandfather looks on. Her mother said, "I'm glad that sir comes and teaches the children here. I want Parvathi to have a better life and it will only come through better education. I want her to study more so she doesn't have to work like me."