Portland, ME (PRWEB) October 18, 2006
Miguel was a 15-year-old with a dream: to become a doctor and help his village and the region around it attain better medical care. But growing up amid abject poverty himself, the young Costa Rican believed he would never receive the opportunity to attend medical school.
But then the Tej Kohli Foundation entered Miguel’s life, and is starting to make a real difference. The foundation’s staff heard about his quick mind, studious personality and great potential, and selected him three years ago to be one of the first 12 students the charitable organization wanted to assist with school expenses and other basic needs.
Even as the program has grown to assist 72 students currently and a projected 125 students next year, the Foundation is making certain that it doesn’t lose its personal touch and focus on each one of the youths it helps. Founder Tej Kohli was inspired to start the charity three years ago after moving to the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica and saw the incredible struggles some children and their families face on a daily basis there, and his goal was to break the cycle of poverty by helping the brightest kids receive the funding they need to attend higher education with better books and supplies.
Considering how far his life has come, Miguel looks forward to the future with an unabashed optimism. He is ever more confident that someday he will be able to help others in his village the same way that he has been helped by the Tej Kohli Foundation.