Sometimes, all people need is the right opportunity to show what they are capable of; and Vijay Makwana did just that. The farmer’s son from Navi Akhol village in Ahmedabad had made his family proud by cracking JEE Advanced 2020, securing an all-India rank of 1849 in the Scheduled Caste (SC) category.
Vijay’s education was supported by Kalorex Group-run social initiative, Visamo Kids Foundation and the 18-year-old was the first from the group to crack JEE Advanced, whose results were announced on Monday. A computer engineering aspirant, Vijay now wants to take admission in IIT Kharagpur or IIT Roorkee.
“I am thankful for the support and opportunities I got because of Visamo Kids Foundation, which helped me get the best of education and helped me pursue my dreams,” says Vijay.
He completed his schooling from Eklavya School till class 10 and shifted to Kameshwar School for classes 11 and 12. Vijay’s skills earned him 50% fee scholarship from the private coaching institute where he trained for the competitive examination.
The boarding in-charge and students’ coordinator associated with Visamo Kids foundation, Ami Shah, noted how he spent time in the residential home.
“Vijay was very focussed since the beginning in his studies. Amid the humdrum of hostel life, he would make time for his studies and also participate in co-curricular activities at the home,” she says.
“An ardent fan of cricket, Vijay loved spending his leisure at the shelter home by reading suspense thrillers, playing cricket and listening to music,” Shah adds.
“Vijay has not just brought in great joy and pride to our institution but also reaffirmed our vision and efforts towards making the best quality education available to children from underprivileged backgrounds in a wholesome environment,” says Sudeshna Bhojia, Administrator, Visamo Kids Foundation.
“Students like Vijay prove that the right opportunities in education will not just hone their skills, but also enable them to realize and channelize their true potential and shape their own future,” she adds.
About Visamo Kids Foundation
Over the past 18 years since its inception, Visamo Kids Foundation has been supporting children till the higher education level and supports their aspirations for higher education and also in excelling in sports and other extracurricular activities.
Founded by of edupreneur Dr. Manjula Pooja Shroff, Visamo Kids Foundation is a shelter home in Ahmedabad that houses at least 100 underprivileged kids right from the age of five, enabling their access to quality education in partnership with the finest English-medium schools in the city.
These kids stay at Visamo and complete schooling from classes 1 till 12, attending schools under CBSE, ICSE and GSEB.