“I am the seed, you are the water that grew me into a tree. Now, I can take care of thousands of people.”
Guruprasad, December, 2019
In 2007, YGB met Guruprasad when he was 15 years old, a high school student. Jayashree, his mother, was a micro financing borrower. Her dream to provide her children a better education.
In 2011, determined to make his mom’s dream come true, Guruprasad successfully enrolled in Medical Dental College in Bellary, an 8-hour drive from his home town. This was an all the more remarkable accomplishment since nobody in his family nor in his neighborhood has reached this level of high education yet.
This is when YGB decided to offer him a scholarship until he becomes a doctor.
Today, Guruprasad is an Emergency Doctor at the renowned Saga Hospital in Bangalore, working long hours as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in India.