US Special Envoy to Organisation of Islamic Conference Rashad Hussain would visit Patna-based Super30 which helps poor children prepare for IIT-JEE, the entrance test for the elite technology institutes in the country.
Super30 is an initiative of mathematician Anand Kumar who trains 30 poor students every year for IIT-JEE out of which a majority have so far succeeded in the test.
“Hussain will be accompanied by Benjamin Hesprich, Clinton Brown, Consul for Political-Economic Affairs, US Consulate in Kolkata,” Kumar told PTI.
Hussain’s father hailed from Bihar. “He will see the way Super30 works and speak to successful students,” Anand said.
Many of the students have been first generation poor learners from rural areas. The institute provides free food, lodging and coaching, he said.