At ‘Mugavari’ we too help poor students pursue their higher studies, to the best of our abilities. But there are some basic structural differences between us and the other such organizations.
First, we were helping those few students who reached us for help, by word-of-mouth reference. But, as stories and articles started to appear in a few popular magazines, the number of qualified students seeking our help multiplied quickly.
My name is Ramesh, Founder of the Charitable Trust, Mugavari. Mother: Pattaththal. Father: Kuppudaiyar. I have 2 siblings. We are agricultural ‘wage-laborers’. We belong to a small village in Attur Taluk of Salem District in Tamilnadu. About 300 families make our village. I completed my B.Sc. in Maths from Namakkal Arts & Science College. Then, I was preparing to attack CA exams. That was the time when I was laying the foundation for my life.
That I had helped one girl for her education, brought many more students to me, which I could not simply refuse. At that time, I did not think of creating any set-up for this purpose. But realising that if I didn’t help them, their future may be rendered waste, I started to run around seeking help on behalf of them. This put paid to my CA dreams, even as I suffered financial difficulties. I worked in an Auditor’s office for some time.