Our first batch of graduates is now just a year away from
Matriculation! They have just taken their Class 9 Board
Exams and reached Class 10. This month we bring to you the
stories of Khanzaib and Sana - two promising Zindagi Trust
graduates now studying at Al- Shams Grammar School in Karachi.
Khanzaib attends school from 8 to 1 pm and works till late
at night in a garment shop to support his family and make
ends meet. He studies in the Science section of Class 10
and is a top position holder in his class. He aspires to
be an engineer.
He started his journey of education by joining one of Zindagi
Trust’s primary schools for working children and deeply
appreciates the trust for their support in convincing his
parents and employers to allow him to attend school. Today
his family is proud of his excellent academic performance
continuing into secondary school as well.
Sana is another one of our stars who graduated from our
non-formal school for working children and is now studying
a private school with Khanzaib. Her academic record remains
excellent and she is a top position holder even after her
competition has changed to students of a mainstream private
school. Her favorite subject is biology and she aspires
to be a doctor.
She was excited to report that she has opened a coaching
center in her house where she tutors primary school students
to support her family. A young student herself, she is proud
of her students’ good academic results – a feat
for which she has earned the respect of neighboring families.
We are proud of our graduates who had barely two years of
informal education under their belts, but shone among children
who have studied in private schools all their life. A big
thank you to donors, supporters and volunteers for making
this work possible.