Welcome to my website! This is still under construction, but I hope that by browsing a bit, you will already get to know more about me, and why/how I decided to start the charity Sahaya International.
About the chicken and the egg…or what inspired me to become a veterinary doctor
“Mom, come and look what we found here…two eggs. Can we take them home?”
It was July 22, 1975, and I was 10. I was in the Planckendael Zoo, in a rural area near Mechelen, Belgium. I was with my parents, my brother and two sisters. Continue reading “About the chicken and the egg…or what inspired me to become a veterinary doctor”
A brief history (aka, “myself in a nutshell”)
I was born near Antwerp, Belgium, and was the 2nd child in a family of 4 children. As a child, my big passion was always taking care of animals. Thus, it was no big surprise that after I graduated from high school, I decided to become a veterinary doctor. Towards the end of Vet School, I got inspired after attending a Michael Jackson concert Continue reading “About”
A right decision 20 years ago
Exactly twenty years ago, in November 1998, I made my first trip with Selvam to his rural area of Andimadam, to visit the programs that he and his fledgling organization READ (Rural Education and Action Development) had started.. I was already in Chennai for an AIDS conference, and so had planned to travel with Selvam …