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A Sucess Story – Yerradoina Suresh

Suresh doesn’t have the faintest memory of his parents and how it felt when he lost them. His mother committed suicide when he was just three-years-old and his father abandoned him to marry again. It was his maternal grandmother who took him in and gave a home in Secunderabad.

He had no communication with his father, who died soon after his mother for unknown reasons. His grandmother gave all the love and care a child needs but she wasn’t in the capacity to fund his education properly. While studying in sixth standard, he came in contact with Sister Agnes, who was a member of Bala Vikasa’s Women Empowerment Program in Secunderabad.

He was enlisted in the BV’s orphan empowerment program and enrolled in a hostel for his studies. After he cleared class tenth, BV program coordinator Bhagya helped him in joining Loyola Academy for PUC. He went ahead and also did his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Loyola Academy Degree & PG College.

Suresh, who is currently doing his Masters from Pondicherry Central University on a full-fledged scholarship, has already cleared the NET exam. He is preparing to appear in the JRF exam, as he aspires to Ph.D. and has ‘Dr’ added in front of his name. Before going for post-graduation he worked as a Sub-Editor in The Hans India newspaper.

He gives all the credit of his academic achievements to Bala Vikasa and says that, if it wasn’t for BV and team, he wouldn’t have been able to study so much and get closer to achieving his dreams. He firmly believes that “we should never forget what we have received” and wishes to extend his support to others in need.