Pavan Sai is a student at Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University in Vizianagaram. Pavan grew up with a difficult home life due to financial struggles. His father is a small employee at Sai communications and was responsible for all financial expenses for Pavan and his sibling. When he got to college, he was determined to find a way to improve his financial situation and found out about The Next Step Foundation from his friends in college.

Pavan is studying BTech in his final year of studies and aims to become a software engineer. Using his NSF scholarship, he has used the money to prepare and obtain certifications in the field of web development, to help make his dream a reality. His current goal is to graduate with a good job, in a field that he is interested in and live a fulfilling life without the stress of money looming behind him. To Pavan there are no words that can describe how thankful he is to our donors, NSF was able to provide support at a crucial time in his career, and without that, he would not be where he is today.