Piyush is a bright 18-year-old boy from New Life Child Care Institution (CCI) in the Indian state of Telangana. Before being placed at New Life in 2008, Piyush had a very difficult, traumatic childhood. But thanks to the loving, nurturing support of his housemother and the other kids at New Life, Piyush is now happy and healthy—and living his dream!
Piyush is one of the 158 children we’re supporting in higher education. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management at Sun International College for Catering & Hotel Management in Hyderabad. It’s almost unheard of for children without parents to pursue advanced degrees in India, but we’re committed to children from the day they arrive at a children’s home until they graduate and become independent adults.
Before living at New Life, Piyush studied at a local government school. But Mr. Vinay Kumar, the leader of New Life, understands the importance of a quality education, so he placed Piyush at Brilliant Grammar School, where he studied in English.
Thanks to the support of Miracle Makers like you, we were able to provide Piyush after-school tutors, a library and computer lab in his home, career counseling and aptitude testing.
Piyush has a keen interest in the hospitality industry, so he took the National Council for Hotel Management entrance exam, and scored in the 97th percentile! After receiving that amazing score, he quickly received admission at Sun International College.
For enhanced training and additional experience, Piyush will spend his final year at Sun International College doing a hands-on internship in a hotel in the Middle East!
When asked where he sees himself a few years from now, Piyush responds, “Although I enjoyed science the most in school because of the in-depth understanding of things it gave me, my dream job is to be a chef in a 5-star hotel in a foreign country.”
This is a new dream. When he was younger, he couldn’t even fathom having a dream that big. Piyush adds, “I was uncertain and hopeless. I wasn’t sure I would even have shelter, or any security in my life.”
In his free time, Piyush loves playing cricket, cooking, eating and even singing. He is very grateful to Mr. Vinay Kumar and Miracle Makers like you for instilling the importance of education in him, and making his big dream a reality.
Piyush, we’re so proud of you! We know that—with your continued dedication and passion—all your big dreams will come true.
(Names of children are changed to protect their privacy as per Miracle Foundation’s policies)