I am Kavitha LM, a beneficiary of FFE scholarship and much more. It was around the time when I was in high school, that my father’s work as a goldsmith reduced drastically and it became difficult for him to earn enough to support our family of four(My motherhousewife, my elder sister and myself). We did not have any other source of income or support from any one.
It had become difficult to lead everyday life. There were times when I had to choose between paying a bus fare and using the money to buy the college admission form. I could only pursue my under graduate only with help of another NGO – “Pragati” which supports deserving students in need through high school and under graduate But it got close to impossible to continue my studies after my 12th Standard, with aspirations to take up a Professional course(BE).
I was not able to afford the course regardless of scoring well and being eligible for a government seat (minimum fees). If not for FFE, I would not have been able to continue with my studies and I feared that my life would not have been what it is today. FFE has been a great influence in my life. I will forever be indebted for the support I was offered financially at my time of dire need. I was dependent entirely on FFE scholarship through the Four years of my graduation.
But more than financial support was my facilitator’s role and influence that helped me in achieving my goals and bettering myself. My facilitator – Mr. Vijay was always available for my help with career choices. He motivated me in my education and overall development. I will always look up to him and look forward to all the mentoring sessions to learn more and stay focused and inspired.
“Sometimes all we need is a helping hand” and FFE has been that for me. I successfully completed Telecommunication Engineering from PESIT College and was placed at NSN (Nokia Solutions and Networks)(20092013) where I worked as a test engineer in telecom domain (Networking and System Testing with core Telecom components)
I am currently working as a Senior Test Engineer at Evolving Systems (Telecom testing) – from 2013 to date I have been successful in my career and have received many recognitions and awards. In return, I have contributed back to FFE financially and have been in continuous touch with FFE as alumni and have been involved in all alumni activities with FFE in Bangalore, right from alumni meetings, arranging activities for FFE students and alumni to taking part in other planned activities like marathons, etc.
I will continue to do the same to help students in need and contribute to FFE’s vision of making this world a better place.
“A helping hand is better than praying lips