Husna Yaseen graduated from our primary education programme
for children who are forced to choose work over school.
She did so well that she made the cut for top graduates
who are selected to be sponsored for secondary education
(beyond the 6th grade) in a mainstream school.
At our Lahore region primary school imparting non-formal
education to working children, Husna was an eager student
and dreamed of becoming a doctor. Upon graduation from the
primary programme, she was enrolled in a school of the Hamza
Girls School System at Chungi Amar Sidhu, Lahore. This admission
was entirely on merit - she performed exceptionally well
on their admission criteria and was awarded a seat at the
school. This itself was an achievement for Husna, given
the vast disparity in her background (socioeconomic status,
years of education, standard of education) and that of the
average student applying to a private school.
Husna comes from a very humble background. Her father is
a poor street vendor who struggles to feed his family of
seven (He has two daughters and two sons in addidtion to
Husna). Being the eldest of five siblings, Husna bears the
additional burden of supporting her mother in housework,
but her passion for learning can be gauged from the fact
that she still helps to tutor her siblings in her free time.
Husna is very serious about her studies and her goals -
she is working hard in school today to be able to become
a doctor one day. Her committment in the face of adversity
is impressive and we wish her all the luck.
We hope to continue to sponsor secondary education for
Husna and other star students like her, and we thank our
donors for their generous support in making this possible!