Hello Everyone! I’m Dhishana from India and I am so thrilled to be a part of the Penpals United community!
I finished high school in May 2014 and have been on a gap year since. I will be attending college this year and am very excited about my transition. I’m looking forward to being in a country different from my own and hope that my college experience will have elements of adventure and freshness!
My time after High School has been very enriching and personally gratifying. I’ve been training in an Indian classical dance called Kathak for over eight years, and I was happy to be able to give dance some undivided attention and understand the finer nuances.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2008, and had my share of struggle to accept this condition and regain my confidence. I met many people along the way and drew strength from their experiences. This journey arose a strong inclination to give back the help I received, and I followed started a non-profit organization, ‘Sweet Souls’, to change the attitude that society has towards children with T1D and create a community where resources are shared. I’ve spent my time meeting doctors, broadening my knowledge about T1D, and trying to get a community together through outreach programmes. My biggest learning through these endeavours is that there is always so much to be thankful for!
I enjoy reading in my free time. 1984 and A Thousand Splendid Suns are my favourite books. I’m also a huge philosophy buff and Plato and Rawls are my heroes!
I look forward to making positive contributions to Penpals United, and hope that my learning will help me effectively advance our work at Sweet Souls.
Diagnosed with type one diabetes in 2008, I struggled to accept this new life. However, I soon started a nonprofit to create a community of people with T1d in my hometown in India. I finished high school in May 2014 and have been on a gap year since. I will be attending college this year and am very excited about my transition. In my free time, I read and study an Indian classical dance called Kathak.