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Praveen, the Medical Student


Update September 2014: a special thanks to Product Solutions Research Inc ( c/o Sangeeta Patel, for their very generous donation to Praveen's scholarship fund!

PRAVEEN  is a 21-year old youth from a poor lower-caste family in rural southern India. He recently joined Sahaya International's  programs. Praveen always dreamed of becoming a medical doctor and making a difference in his community.
He had very high marks in his 12th standard public exam, and in July 2012, received admission to a Medical School.  He is the very first student in our programs to get accepted for medical studies, so this is very special. We are extremely proud of him.

He wrote the letters below (please scroll down).

Because college expenses of Medical School are very high, we were first in doubt what to do. However, after much reflection, we decided that there was only one correct solution, and that is to take the big challenge upon us to raise the money for him in the coming years. This is a good investment in his future, as he is eager to help us in the future and pay it forward.

He is currently in his 4th year of Medical College. We have already covered his expenses for the first 3 years, and are currently raising the funds to cover from the 4th year onward to the end of his studies ($7,000 per year x 3 years is $21,000).

Can you become a proud sponsor by joining "Team Praveen"?

Every contribution helps.

If you become also a proud sponsor of Praveen, we will keep you posted with updates, as we've asked him to write us a letter every few months on his progress.

Please note: Sahaya International is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID number is 68-0434770. Accordingly, all donations are tax-deductible according to standard IRS regulations.

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You can also mail us a check, made payable to "Sahaya International", with mention "PRAVEEN" to

Sahaya International
1504 Portola Street
Davis, CA 95616

Please spread this news to your friends and relatives, especially if any of them are medical doctors or also work in the health care field. Don't hesitate to talk to your doctor about Praveen.

Many thanks to everyone who is able to help, either directly or by spreading the word.

An e-mail update from Praveen, December 2015:

Dear friends,

how are you? I am studying well, and hope you also are doing the best. I am preparing for my exams (Ear/nose/throat, Opthalmology, SFM) at the end of January. Right there, I have attended all those theory classes and clinical postings. It is very useful for treating many minor problems.

I am remembering each and every day of my life that READ and Sahaya has given me great opportunity to come up in life. I assure that I will give more assistance to the people living with so much difficulty.

Foremost, I am here to wish you a Happy Christmas and Happy New year". May this new year bring you lot of happiness and fulfillness to your thoughts. Convey my regards and love to our Sahaya brothers, sisters and friends.

Thank you,

4th year Medical Student  
Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu

Praveen in 2015


An e-mail update from Praveen, November 2014:

Dear friends,

how are you? I am fine.

I am studying very well. I am preparing for the upcoming university exams. I am going to write 4 subjects: pathology, pharmacology, forensic medicine and microbiology. In spite of several difficulties in pathology, it is a great challenge to me to get some practical knowledge with such interest. I told my friends about Sahaya and all of you and they were very happy and also encourage me a lot.

I know my responsibility and will surely do whatever I can to help Sahaya and READ organizations. I am very happy and proud as a student of you.

Convey my wishes for the holidays to all Sahaya friends.

3rd year Medical Student  
Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu



An e-mail update from Praveen, October 2013:

Dear friends,

How are you?
With your support and great wishes, I have started the second year of Medical School. A week ago I have bought more books. I am very interested in the clinical side of medicine, and now we spend 3 hours every day in the hospital seeing patients. Now I and my group are posted in the surgery department. I am sure to get wide knowledge in surgery. This year we will study about pharmacology, microbiology, pathology, forensic medicine and toxicology.  

Many thanks again for helping me,

2nd year Medical Student  
Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu


Click here to download a letter written by Praveen in August 2013.





Below is a letter written by Praveen in October 2012:

Letter part 1
Letter part 1

Praveen and family
Praveen (center) with his parents and 2 of his older sisters.

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