2014 ISA Individual Scholarship Recipient Vijin Fernandas is a member of the Kovalam Surf Club in India. Vijin has overcome many obstacles to get to where he is today. After the death of his brother, Vijin was forced to abandon his education to become a fisherman and provide for his family. He then became a member of the Kovalam Surf Club, a non profit program that motivates children to give up their street life and encourages them to join Sebastian Indian Social Projects education program. Through this program, students are rewarded with free surf lessons. With the support of the Kovalam Surf Club and the 2014 ISA Scholarship Award, Vijin will have the financial support he needs to continue his education and develop his surfing.
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