He can do simple tasks like getting water for guests and buying himself biscuit from the village shop. He helps to care for the family's cow.
At this stage the field worker just visits occasionally to make sure everything is okay.
On the last visit, his mother complained that Harish was not helping at home, slept a lot and was getting very difficult to handle. He has also stopped caring for himself without prompts and argument.
The field worker felt that with the social pressure, the changed environment, and the pressure of expectation of all around him, he would conform and get back into the routine of self care and productive work.
We have learned from working with this student that issues and solutions change over time, and the programme must be flexible and respectful of the needs and resources that people and families bring to the table at different times in their lives