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Deepa Subramaniyam

Deepa Subramaniyam

BSC Biotech, Heber Bishop College, Trichy-Tamilnadu, India

Graduation date: June-2021

Partner Org: Payir Foundation

Deepa Subramaniyam comes from the village of Kaikalathur in Tamil Nadu, India. She has completed her 12th standard exams and is now studying BSC Biotech in Trichy’s Heber Bishop College.

The yearly fees needed for Deepa’s studies and the hostel come out to Rs. 42,800 (around $589 USD). This is a huge burden on her family, which consists of Deepa, her mother and father, and her sister. Deepa’s elder sister works for Payir Trust, a Thenur-based NGO. Her father works for daily wage, his yearly pay only around Rs. 3,000 ($41.33 USD). This money is sufficient only to feed the family, and that too not well. Deepa’s mother does not work.

Deepa’s goal is to work and study hard so that she can find a respectable job. Afterwards, she wants to take care of her family.