On returning to visit Bijesh last year, it was no surprise that he was in the middle of studying for his master’s degree.
The topic for his masters is Franz Kafka’s absurdist novel Metamorphosis, a story about the expectations of normality, and the anxiety of being misunderstood.
“Well, I like that expression,” Bijesh says of absurdism. “Sometimes I feel my life is also a bit absurd!”
Today, in addition to his studies, Bijesh is a program associate with SAMA, an organisation that works for inclusion and inclusive education. He is also responsible for an Inclusive Youth Advisory Group.
To this day, Bijesh credits the support he received in his early years for what he has been able to achieve. "The support opened new opportunities, so I was lucky,” he says. “Without it, I could still be lying at home.”
We doubt it. It’s clear that sheer determination and a positive spirit has been the ultimate driving force behind his success.
When asked what the future holds he says, “Well, I don’t know. I never think of the future. I'm just thinking about my situation in the here and now.”