Miracles Do Happen

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As children we have grown up believing in miracles. But seldom do we see them happening. Here is an extraordinary story of a visually challenged boy who has broken all stereotypes and created a world of inclusion that we in Tech Mahindra Foundation strongly endorse.

Hariom, aged eight, lives in the slums of NOIDA with his parents and sister, who is also visually challenged. His father is a truck driver and mother stays at home to take care of children. Given their socio-economic background it was impossible for them to send Hariom to school.

“My son couldn’t see but he was very sharp. I wanted him to study, and go to school. But we didn’t have money and resources to do it,” says his mother.

In 2012 life changed for Hariom. He came to our partner, Saksham which works for disabled children. There he was trained to read and write in Braille. With this Hariom's life changed. Three years later with the support from Tech Mahindra Foundation, he joined Salwan Public School and has never looked back since. He is a hard working, determined and ambitious boy. He also participated in Maths Olympiad and secured 10th position in his school. He competed with able students and showed them he was as good as them. We in Tech Mahindra Foundation are with this young achiever at every step of the way.