Deshani Apsara Abeyratne’s has her heart set on becoming a doctor. An outstanding pupil, her favourite subject is Sinhala. Deshani’s father ensures her education with an income of just Rs.2,750 a month (£15) from the sales of his crops, which he manages to cultivate with a two-fingered right hand. Deshani excels in all of her school subjects and came third out of the children who sat for the Grade 5 Scholarship exam in 2008. She was awarded first place in the art competition held by the PEF in December 2009 and her design (shown below) was used for Proporta’s Christmas cards in 2009.