She said after graduation she wants to stay and find work in Kerala, but the state has limited employment opportunities for all professionals. If she is forced to emigrate for work, she will join the thousands of other Indians working far from home on the strength of their education. Abroad she will be able to earn a high salary by Indian standards and send generous remittances back home to help her parents. India and other developing nations have come to rely on such remittances to keep their foreign-currency-starved economies afloat.
Although it sends some graduates to cities as far away as Denver, Dover and Dubai, the schools primary impact is felt by Keralas poorest. From the humblest beginnings the students are emerging from Holy Ghost as fully confident professionals with a bright future and the will to serve Kerala, at home or abroad.
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