In the United States, education is a given for kids from age 6 through age 18. There is an assumption that the primary education you receive is really only the beginning of you education though, that you will continue on to college, vocational school and maybe even graduate school. The education system encourages this long term commitment.
Kalaiyarasan is the first in his village to attain his level of education. His parents are day laborers in his village but his father struggles to hold employment, making his family unable to cover expenses. Now, Kalaiyarasan needs help paying his tuition to complete his degree in mechanical engineering. He dreams of a better situation for his family and a sustainable source of income for himself in the future.