Jayavel, a-22-year old former beggar from Chennai has attained eligibility to get admission into one of the world’s most popular University, Cambridge. Without any family support, this boy has achieved this fleet. Though his mother is an alcoholic, he is able to concentrate on his studies and reach the present stage. He struggled a lot in his childhood days as he has to beg on the roads and sleep on the pavements. His family migrated from Nellore of Andhra Pradesh state to Chennai for begging as they lost everything as farmers.
Kilpauk area in Chennai is the area of begging from where he was picked by the Trust.
Uma and Muthuraman run an NGO by name Suyam Charitable Trust. This trust has taken up a project, as a part of which they are making a video movie by name ‘Pavement flower‘.
Jayavel got his admission to study advanced automobile engineering at Cambridge University. After a lot of struggle, Jayavel has attained this stage now. After scoring good marks in his 12th class, he cleared the entrance held by the Cambridge University. He secured a seat in Glyndwr University, Wales, United Kingdom.
This course studies the Performance Car Enhancement Technology Engineering. For further studies he is now going to Italy. To make this happen the couple Uma and Muthuraman took a lot of risks. They took over the responsibility of educating Jayavel since 1999. Uma Muthuraman holds 145 academic degrees in her name. Uma is a 50-year-old Chennai professor.
Seeing the performance in studies, Jayavel was offered hand loans free of interest and securities. Till date nearly 17 lakhs were borrowed. Now an additional 8 lakh rupees is required for the latest course.
On the other hand, few of the students from Suyam Charitable Trust has flew to Philippines for further studies.