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ubin Sharma, a 2013 College graduate,

teacher trainings, and local leadership building. Sharma founded SEEKHO in 2012, devoting his life to education reform and forever tying his heart to the villages

beings are connected by empathy, a lifelong love of learning, and collaboration

kid. My dad’s from India and… particularly in Bombay, I was exposed to in-yourface poverty, maimed children, and stark

crafted to achieve exactly this: SEEKHO (Sustainability. Empathy. Empowerment. Knowledge. Hope. Ownership.).

three kids came up to us and asked for money and food. When you’re that old, you

the community through learning camps,

old, he actually wanted to take the children back with him.

Sharma continued to visit India on many occasions throughout his life; however, it was the spark of empowerment he helped ignite in one child’s eyes that committed Sharma to devoting his life to his mission of empowering dreams. Her name is Chandani. Born into the trodden group in her village in Bihar, she attended school for only a year before dropping out due to abuse in the classroom. At age ten, she wandered around the village asking people to let her take out their trash Last year, she approached Sharma’s home seeking scraps and leftovers, but instead of trash, she found someone who looked past her poverty and saw potential. Chandani refused to even pick up a pencil because of prior psychological abuse due to her low caste. Describing his reaction to children in similar positions as Chandani, wound. It closes every time I return to the From refusing to pick up a pencil to writing and practicing on her own, Chandani’s personal growth inspired Sharma to create an environment where any child could be encouraged. He

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