When first arrived in Mumbai, I had the great priviledge of working volunteering with The Akanksha Foundation. Along with working with their amazing team, I was recommended to do a city tour with one of the Akanksha graduates, Salman Sayyed. He has a blog named: My Journey, My Dreams.
He recently relocated to Houston, TX for the CCI (Community College Initiative). He had many odds against him and his oncoming successes. Before starting the after school program at the Akanksha Foundation, he sold books at various intersections, lost a cousin and his brother at a young age. Despite this, his unbreakable will has lead him thousands of miles away to his dream of living in the United States of America and advancing his education.
Salman dreams of returning to Mumbai to start his own touring company. With the resources he has and the knowledge he presents to tourists, I have no doubt he will be a huge success. His tours range from Mumbai city tours to the Dharavi Slums.
Salman, you are a reminder to the world to not give up on your dreams and there is not one single thing in life to be ungrateful for.
Thank you, Salman, for being the inspiration and light the world needs.