Fighting all odds 18-year-old Fazia, who lives in JJ Cluster in Seelampur scored 96 pc in her CBSE 12th Class Results.
Fazia lives in a 60/70 sq. ft. room with her mother, brother and three sisters. Before her board exams, she woke up each morning and performed her household chores, following by her stitching job to bring in some money.
The 18-year-old has no tuition and no teacher and it was hard for her to manage her household duties and studies together.
She also said that since she lives in a slum, the environment is so noisy and busy all day that she could only study during the night.
An NGO called Asha Society then came forward and provided her with sample papers, conducted mock tests and gave her an environment that could help her get her high CBSE 12th score.
Fazia’s mother is a cancer survivor and she told ANI that she and her late husband had always wanted their kids to study.
Fazia’s brother is a daily wage labourer and Fazia charges Rs 120 to sew a salwar suit and her earnings range from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500.
Fazia wants to be a Geography teacher. She wants to visit various places and the fact that geography could teach you minutely about places that one hasn’t even seen piqued her interest.