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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Cancer Free India!" SHE Scholarship Student's Dream

"There is no doubt. I want to save lives." 
This year, YGB's visit to India started with meeting with Guruprasad who is YGB's first recipient of SHE, Five-year Scholarship for Higher Education. Coming from a very poor family in the sububs of Bangalore, Guru is now 2nd year of his masters course at AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and  Research Center, Bangalore, India. We first met Guru when he was a high school student in 2007. His growth in self confidence is truly remarkable to witness. You can watch two short YGB Films below, which I have been filming since our first meeting.

Last seven years, Guru has been studying day and night to realize his dream to become a dental surgeon. His English has improved so much that I did not even ask for a translator's help this time. Guru shared his dream of becoming an oncologist dental surgeon and create a cancer free Bangalore, cancer free India. His plan is to build a cancer care center for the poor who have no awareness or care about their serious illness.

AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences & Research Center, Bangalore.
Guruprasad was a economically disadvantaged high school student when we first met him in 2007. Today, he has a crystal clear goal of his life with a deep appreciation of an opportunity he has received to continue his higher education. When I asked if he wants to become rich, he responded without hesitation, "If you have a choice between becoming a rich or saving lives, I choose to save lives for sure!"

With YGB Team visiting Guruprasad, Alexandrina Tham (Author of Lucky Number 9), Karin Korvin (YGB supporter), and Babitha Nambiar (YGB Bangalore Team Member)!

YGB is so proud to be able to support a young compassionate student here in Bangalore, thanks to YGB's global yoga community's support.

This is an example of how your donation is making a real difference in India!!

Learn more about how Guruprasad's mother Jayashree struggled to give him a good education and how this became a reality.

Jayashree's Journey Continues (2014)

Jayashree's Journey: From Transaction to Transformation (2010)

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