Chander did his schooling in Telugu medium, and with extreme difficulty and dedication, he scored good marks in high school which secured him admission in BIT Mesra under the S.T. reservation quota. Although this should have been a happy moment, Chander was worried about the high tuition cost, and he didn’t want to accept the admission. But Chander's teachers were excited for him and encouraged him to accept the admission; he followed their suggestion. One of his teachers helped him secure an education loan by being a cosigner.
The language discrepancy between Telugu and English during Engineering coupled with the financial hardships took a huge toll on him. Owing to all this he had some backlogs and couldn't graduate in time. He started working part-time earning around Rs. 10,000 per month while simultaneously preparing to clear his backlogs. It took him an additional year to clear his backlogs and he graduated with Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2018.
Post the delayed graduation, he had no luck with jobs either owing to his low grades and expertise. At the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, he lost his part-time job too. His brother, who drives an auto, is also financially stricken owing to the pandemic. Adding to the misery, his sister’s husband died recently and Chander is obliged to take care of his sister and her 3-year-old kid too, but he is barely able to survive on his own. There is also constant pressure on him to pay back his education loan and with the "survival" itself in question, there is no way he can repay the loan which has been increasing rapidly with the compound interest. He is burdened by all these financial troubles and personal troubles and is seeking for help.
Even a small gesture of kindness and empathy from you will be of tremendous help in stabilizing and building Chander’s life!