Lavakumaran Sivasanth's Story

Lavakumaran Sivasanth, (19) lives in Varothiyanagar in Trincomalee District, His mother passed away when he was age 5. His father left him with two siblings soon after his motherís death. Sivasanth and his siblings were raised by their aunt with untold difficulties. Sivasanth passed his G.C.E Ordinary Level Examinations with 3 Aís, 3Bís and 2 Cís and opted for the Commerce stream for his A/Lís. His uncle and aunt found it very difficult to support towards his tuition classes financially for his A/L subjects. Sivasanth came to know that Berendina Employment Center (BEC) provides Bright Student Scholarships to support students from underprivileged and low income families. He visited the BEC branch office in Trincomalee with his aunt and went through all the preliminaries and required interviews. Sivasanth was selected for BECís Bright Student Scholarship (BSS) program, and was provided with a monthly allowance of LKR 1000 from July 2016 until completion of his A/Ls in August 2018. Sivasanth successfully passed G.C.E. (A/L) examinations with flying colors obtaining 3 Aís, and was placed in the 27th rank in Trincomalee District. Being selected for university education,Sivasanth has a bright future ahead of him. He hopes to complete his University studies successfully and finds suitable employment. He is determined to support his aunt who had taken care of him as well as his siblings through hardships. Sivasanth says, ďI am really thankful to Berendina for their financial support, as it helped me enroll in extra classes which greatly supported my studies. I kindly request Berendina to extend its scholarship scheme and encourage under- privileged students like me to pursue their dreams and be successful in future.Ē