Saniya Shaikh is the first member of her family to pass the SSC exams. She has scored a whopping 91.6%. What makes the feat of this Pune girl so special is the fact that she comes from a less privileged background. Her father works as a waste-picker while her mother is in the housekeeping department at the College of Engineering Pune and she struggled a lot to attend her online classes.
She is a student of Mubarak Girls High School in Kasba Peth. She used to take the help of a second-hand smartphone but its battery would die soon. Next, she would rush to her friend’s place to access wifi and attend online classes. Besides this, she would take care of her younger brother also.
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Their monthly income is around Rs. 8000. It is difficult for them to survive in this income as they have to include expenses like rent. school fees, food and other necessities.
The parents had to take loans to purchase second-hand cellphones for them. This ensured that their education continued without any problems, as per a report.
The girl didn’t take any external help in the form of tuitions.
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Not only this, she would help her friends in her studies and also teach her younger brother who is in standard 8.
She is passionate about technology and wants to pursue a course in computer engineering and do well in life.
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Sandhya, a 16-year-old girl living in Mahadevanagar in Nanjangud, has also scripted her success story this year. The orphan despite being visually impaired has cleared her SSLC exam with flying colours. She has scored 94.08% and aspires to become an IAS officer.
Another inspiring story is of Fathima Hania Samah, who passed her SSLC exam by scoring 363 out of 625 marks. She is a wheelchair user and also lost her father recently. She, however, didn’t let her setbacks stop her from accomplishing what she has.