Chandan: on the right path to a bright future

This is Chandan. He lived in poverty all his life in an Asha slum community, his father picking up heavy boxes of copper wire from trucks, and manually transporting them into storage spaces. I remember meeting him when he was about 7 years of age; he was sitting on my lap at the Asha Centre in his community. As I began to mentor him, he did his Bachelors in Pure Maths from Delhi University, then a double Masters, one at Imperial College London, and is now doing a PhD in Pure Maths at the University of Melbourne. These pictures were taken at his beautiful home on the famous Lygon Street, just a 10 minute walk to the university. Can you imagine how I might have felt? My eyes welled up and my heart was filled with joy.

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