“Being punctual was always emphasized at the Maharani Learning Lab and it soon became a habit for me,” she said.She said through the three Maharani camps, she discovered herself, her strength and her weakness. “I learned so many things from the camps. In the first camp, we were taught the values and skills needed to be strong and independent girls. We also learnt how to set goals for our life. Being young, setting goals for ourselves and the future were not something that we were aware of. Now, I learned the importance of goal setting and how to achieve it. I also learned about personal care and self-hygiene,” she said.
“In the second camp, we were brought to a jungle to learn survival skills and how to overcome challenges. In the third camp, I learned about leadership skills and responsibilities,” she said.Swetha said before joining the Maharani programme, she used to be a shy and timid girl with low self-esteem. “I didn’t talk much and was afraid to voice out my opinions for fear of being rejected. But now, I have learned to express my opinion and accept when others disagree with me,” said Swetha who has two younger siblings. She dreams of becoming a forensic investigator when she grows up and enjoys watching crime movies and documentaries.