It is said, ‘teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.’ Anand Kumar, who founded the ambitious and innovative educational program, ‘Super 30’, in the hinterlands of India, is doing just that. Armed with little else other than the courage of conviction and a will to persist, he selects 30 talented candidates each year from economically backward sections of society and trains them for the entrance exam of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, thereby saving a whole community, a village and the day!
About Anand Kumar:
Anand Kumar is ushering in a revolution in the hinterlands of India by equipping youth to dream big through his education initiative ‘Super 30’ in Patna, Bihar. In 1994, he was admitted to Cambridge University but was unable to afford it after his father, a low paid postal employee, passed away. In the last eight years of ‘Super 30’, Kumar, now a noted mathematics teacher, has coached a phenomenal 212 students, most first generation learners from rural, poor backgrounds, to pass the joint entrance test of the Indian Institute of Technology. Time Magazine selected ‘Super 30’ in the Best of Asia 2010, and Discovery Channel made a documentary film on ‘Super 30’.