Friday, March 14, 2008

Inspiring youth needs help

Mahen has started a donation campaign for a teenager that trully deserves help. Please read through the post and I hope people who have been my silent readers will contribute to his cause. Saravanan is trully inspiring and I feel he needs whatever help he can get - monetary, education and so forth.

Check the link out to see a video of Saravanan.

DONATION CAMPAIGN

FULL NAME : SARAVANAN A/L SAGADEVAN
AGE: 20 years old
DATE OF BIRTH : 03.11.1987

He was selected for Kedah team, participated in 200 meters relay and won the 2nd prize.

He was later made the athlete for our country, made representative for Malaysia, in Paraolympics. He plays for the football team.

On the 9th of November 2006 he received ANUGERAH AKADEMIK DAN KO-KURIKULUM PENDIDIKAN KHAS DAERAH KULIM 2006.

So what is special about him? He is the top scorer for STPM 2007 in the spastic category ,scoring a whopping 2As and 3Bs. Congratulations brother!

He is not like your average Joe. He didn’t grow up playing PlayStations, he didn’t have RM15 Starbucks for his coffee break , he didn’t pay RM100 to go to one of those posh clubs in Bangsar. He learned about life by living it, the hard way.

His mother left him. His father worked odd jobs. He was abandoned by his parents at young age when they discovered he had spastic cerebral palsy.

Since then he grew up with support from neighbours and friends. One them owned a restraint and he was able to have his meals there.He attended SJKT Mak Mandin from Standard 1 to Standard 4 and he completed Standard 5 and 6 in SJKT Wellesley.

He had his Secondary education in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Lunas.As he needed money for his basic needs he collected Scrap – papers cardboards cans and plastic wires for recycling.His Aunty, Uncle and some wellwishers helped him along the way.

He completed Form 1.2 and 4 in the Special Class in SMK Lunas and Form 3 and 5 in the normal classes. Eventhough he went through hardship he managed to obtain 2As 2 Bs and 2Cs and 2Ds in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia -2004.

Saravanan grew up and with the help of friends and has successfully completed SPM. He commenced his Lower Six in Chio Min School in Kulim on June 14th 2006. And he made us all proud with his STPM.

His achievements are as follows:

ANUGERAH AKADEMIK DAN KO-KURIKULUM PENDIDKAN KHAS DAERAH KULIM BANDAR BAHARU 2006
ANUGERAH KECEMERLANGAN KOKURIKULUM SMK LUNAS 2006
PARTCIPATION IN PARAOLYMPICS MALAYSIA X111 2006
PARTICIPATED IN FUTSAL AND BASKET BALL – STATE REPRESENTATIVE 2004.
PARTICIPATED IN FUTSAL AND BASKET BALL – STATE REPRESENTATIVE 2002.
RUNNER UP AT SCHOOL LEVEL FOR QUIZ– COMMERCE CONTEST.
BEST STUDENT IN ECONOMY ASAS 2004

He made it through defeating the odds, managed to be a champion not only of himself, but I dare to say, this is THE role model of any youth. He can easily be positioned better than many of those others who claim themselves as being ’sidelined’ and not scoring in their studies.

Now he wants to further his studies in the ICT field. He aims to be a Software Engineer.

This is where you, YOU come into the picture. It will be very much appreciated if you can donate in any kind and in any amount to this brother, crown jewel of the society. I beg you, trust me, I know how hard it is. ENCOURAGE him , lend a helping hand.

If you wish to contribute, leave me your amount pledges (if cash) and provide me your real email , I will email you personally.

Other than cash is preferable, especially those who can help him in the long run. Comment here your pledges , or simply email me at bmahendran@gmail.com and I shall reply to you personally as fast as possible.

BE THE CHANGE !!!

6 comments:

bmahendran said...

thkx visi. lets do our bits in helping this Sara

vinod said...

Good thought, if any amount is fine then im ready to donate some. Yes I was a silent reader for sol ong and would like to break the ice. First I started enjoying ur photos from flickr from there I traced ur blog then I found ur writing thought provoking and logical with enough pts to support it so enough reasons to tag u in my blog !! On a personal note how strict is the Malay traffic rules - strict/flexi ? Can anyone drive with their native passport ? u can mail me. Thanks

Cheers,
Invisible China

visithra said...

mahen : no prob

vinod : welcome here :) im sure anyh amount is fine - but ull have to check with mahen if they're still accepting - thats interesting to know - do u have a flickr account?

driving in msia shouldn't be a prob with a native passport but u might want to check if u need to apply for an international one

vinod said...

yes im in flickr too

http://www.flickr.com/photos/invisiblechina/

vinod said...

yes im in flickr too

http://www.flickr.com/photos/invisiblechina/

visithra said...

thanks for the info