Filled with gratitude and renewed aspiration

Twenty-three-year-old Saurabh Raj is visually impaired and hails from Motihari, Bihar. He has never let disability come in his way, securing accolades for his performance in academics, sports and extracurricular activities. He is passionate about advocating for a cleaner and greener environment.
To pursue his interest, he enrolled for a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Power System Engineering) at Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal. But his family’s weak economic status, especially after his father suffered a paralytic attack a few years ago, came in the way of his ambitions.

He was unable to pay the University fee of INR 1,20,000. Despite starting fundraising campaigns online, Saurabh was unable to meet his goal. But he refused to give up. When he learnt about Eyeway, he sent an email seeking help.

Saurabh shared that he would have to drop out of the course if he failed to pay the fee before the first semester. The Eyeway team acted quickly, posting a brief note stating Saurabh’s challenge and requirement to our network of supporters.

We were heartened to see an overwhelming response from people within twenty-four hours. Many of them offered to contribute. A generous donor came forth to cover Saurabh’s entire fee, a gesture that left the young boy ecstatic.

With this glitch fixed, Saurabh can focus on his dream. He is grateful to our team and in his own words, “Eyeway has given him a chance for a better life.”