Succour for a Manipur Family

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Succour for a Manipur Family

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Andyson in Training
Andyson in Training

When called upon, Sunbird reaches out to young students in need, helping them transcend difficulties they are facing.

In 2007, a retired Insurance agent, Shri Laishangbam, a Meitei from Imphal, approached Sunbird for a loan for his son Andyson to pursue his Hotel Management course at Bangalore. He said that he had brought his son to the city to give him a better chance in life, given the complete lack of opportunities in his home state, Manipur. Though the amount requested was very large, the loan was raised through Sunbird team members. Andyson commenced his Hotel Management course at ITM Institute of Hotel Management. He topped his batch in the first year and secured a prestigious internship with the Oberoi hotel. However, in the meanwhile, his father suddenly of a heart attack leaving his wife and four children without any financial support whatsoever.

Unable to pay his hostel and other expenditure, Andyson left his course and returned home to Imphal. Thanks to pledges of support from Sunbird team members, he was able to rejoin and complete the course. He then secured a job with a Bangalore resort where he has worked since 2009 and is now in the process of getting employment at a hotel in Australia. An expert in baking, he can seamlessly work across cuisines and is a valued member of the team at the resort.