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Work Hard Make It Happen

Life wasn’t easy for the young Riyaan Mohamed. He arrived in New Zealand at the age of 13, but the move had required his parents to liquidate all their assets in India to allow Riyaan’s father to study. Five years after they arrived, when Riyaan was in his final year of high school, the family’s financial situation hadn’t improved, so he dropped out to start work as a dishwasher and help support the family.
It was discouraging to have left school early and Riyaan knew it had limited his options, but he had confidence in his own ability to make things happen: “My brain worked and
I could understand numbers really well. Now I know the term for that – it’s entrepreneur!”