Chandan, the Asha’s first PhD Scholar

This is Chandan from an Asha slum community. From living on rent in a one room shanty, being thrown out of the shanty by its owner, father a labourer in old Delhi earning 120 dollars a month, studying in a public school and not knowing a word of English, he has come a long long way. He has been associated with Asha since the age of 8, and is today doing his PhD in Pure Mathematics at the University of Melbourne. I had the great joy of standing with him outside his department and taking this picture.

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