Scholar Stories

Ranjith
B.com II Year

Ranjith’s routine unlike most students of his age does not just revolve around going to school, studying, and playing with friends. He takes care of his younger brother and sister, cooks, works a part-time job and also has to make time to study.


Ranjith lost both his parents when he was in 12th standard. He started working part-time in a saloon to make the ends meet. But, life became more challenging when in 2016 Varadah cyclone washed away their hut and left them with no roof to live. His classmate's parents were kind enough to give them shelter temporarily.


Now Ranjith is doing 2nd year B.com and he wants to make his brother, and sister a graduate too. His college fee is paid by Team Everest NGO through our ‘I am the change’ Scholarship program.

 

Divya
B.sc (Maths) III Year

Divya’s dream is to take her mother on a trip to different temples. Her mother is the breadwinner of the family after Divya’s father left them when she was 7 years old. Her mother has been working as a baby sitter ever since.

When Divya completed her 12th standard she wanted to pursue a degree in Maths, her favorite subject. Divya's mother always wanted her daughter to get a good education and not face the difficulties which she faced as a single mother, but she had no money to pay for Divya's college fees. 

Now Divya is in the final year of her college, pursuing a B.Sc degree in Maths. She wants to become a Maths Teacher. Divya’s college fee is paid by Team Everest NGO through our ‘I am the change’ Scholarship program.

Jayalashmi 
B.com (Bank Management) I Year

When Jayalashmi was in 11th standard, her parents wanted to get her married as they thought education is not important for a girl child. But Jaya wanted to study and begged her parents to let her complete school.

During her 12th standard, her father passed away. Jaya scored more than 1000 marks in her +2 exams. But still, her mother thought that it is impossible for her to continue studies and marriage was the only option as she had no money to pay for college.

Now Jaya is studying B.Com and wants to be a Bank manager one day. Jaya’s college fee is paid by Team Everest NGO through our ‘I am the change’ Scholarship program.

Pughazendhi 
B.sc (Computer Science) I Year

In 2012, everything changed in Pughazendhi’s life. Both her parents passed away due to health issues. Her older brother and sister were sent away to live with their aunt, leaving Pughazendhi and her younger brother and sister with nowhere to go. They ended up in an orphanage.

 

Six years later when Pughazendhi finished her 12th Std she was not sure if she will be able to continue her studies, as there was no one to pay the fees.

 

Now Pughazendhi is studying B.Sc. Computer science and wants to work in an IT company. Pughazendhi's college fee is paid by Team Everest NGO through our ‘I am the change’ Scholarship program.