Langham Scholar Wins International Student Award
Congratulations to Susan Mathew, (India), a Langham Scholar who was regional winner of the British Council’s International Student Award for 2010. The awards are designed to give public recognition to international students for their contribution to their institutions and local communities. Susan has combined PhD study at Durham University with care for her family, including her youngest son Jyothish who suffers from cerebral palsy. The needs of Jyothish inspired her to start the Deepthi Centre, in Kerala, India, where children with cerebral palsy will receive care, education and physiotherapy.
Susan has also established a partnership with a local special school near Durham. The British Council judges were inspired by her commitment not only to theological study, but also to the wider transformation of society. Susan is returning to India this summer to teach in a theological seminary in Kerala.