From grinding poverty to graduation

Mar 17, 2010


Sanjay Kumar  People First Sponsored Student
Sanjay Kumar People First Sponsored Student


My name is Sanjay Kumar and it has been my pleasure to meet people visiting People First arriving in Delhi and helping them. I came to Delhi on a People First CAPS scholarship to study French at the Alliance Francaise. I am also studying tourism management. Now as I come to the end of my time studying and look forward to the world of work, I cannot believe how lucky I have been. My family was so poor they could not look after me and I was sent away to live with my maternal uncle in another village. How different it all was then. Let us say life was hard, I was not even going to school, and I could see no future. Everything changed when I started studying at the local People First village school. From there I was lucky enough to get a place at a residential school and after my school leaving examinations; I went on to study in Delhi. This is all due to the kindness of others, and I shall always remain thankful for all the opportunities that I have received through People First. I have enjoyed my time as Student Ambassador explaining to groups visiting our projects some of the difficulties many children face in gaining an education. I have also learnt so much about different cultures. My education has totally transformed my life. Please support People First. I certainly intend to donate 10% of my income in the future to help support others, so they too can have a chance of a decent life, just like me. Sanjay Kumar


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Nick Hansen

Project Liason Officer
Dhobi Gaya Rd Bodhgaya, Bihar India

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