I helped out two students today ($20 each) at Education Generation. In some sense its like a loan to the world.
One of the students is Luckisika. Luckshika is studying computer science at Eastern University in Sri Lanka. She is one of four girls. Her father is retired. Luckshika is very determined and very hard working. She sat the university entrance exams three years in a row until she was finally accepted. She would like to earn enough to put her sisters through university too.
Luckshika started University in Sept 2008 and this scholarship (of $260) will cover her second year of of University!
The other student is Ramachandran. Ramachandran is studying Science at Eastern University. He is the oldest of 5 children. In 1990 their house was destroyed during the civil war. The family was housed in a refugee camp where they lived for several years. They are now living in a relative’s house. The father works as a laborer. Ramachandran is anxious to be able to help his family escape from poverty.