Inspiring young minds
By Rita Simonetta, Vivien Fellegi, and Lisa Evans
From becoming the first member of her family to graduate from university, Ranjini Jha now educates other students as a professor of finance at the University of Waterloo.
Jha grew up in Jamshedpur, India. Her father worked job at TELCO (now Tata Motors) and her family lived in a unique community called the TELCO Colony.
“The company didn’t pay very high wages, but they had a lot of amenities for its employees,” she said.
From low-cost housing to medical facilities and even school. Jha attended the Little Flowers School in the TELCO Colony, run by the Jesuits and Catholic nuns.