The results of the final year high school exams that are necessary for college entrance have just been released. This year, the students from Asha communities have set new records with more than 20 students scoring above 80% including four students who have scored above 90% marks. Shubham, Asha topper from Kusumpur Pahari slum colony has scored 94.25% in high school exams with 95 marks each in Economics, Mathematics and Accountancy. The second highest scorer, Pankaj from Dr Ambedkar slum colony, has scored 91% with 95 marks in Political Science and 92 marks in History.
On 27th June, 2014, Asha’s Founder and Director, Dr Kiran Martin, along with other members of the Asha Team met with these top scorers to pay tribute to their achievements. It was an afternoon of great joy and celebration as the Asha team congratulated the students while they excitedly shared their dreams about the future.
Shabnam from Saraswati slum colony who scored 90.5% with 93 marks in Geography and 90 marks in Hindi was filled with enthusiasm and hope for her coming days.“My friends informed me about the results and I could not believe my own ears. This achievement has given me a fresh inspiration to move ahead in life despite all problems. Asha’s assistance encouraged me a lot”, Shabnam remarked.
It was as humbling as it was inspiring to see the students step forward and express their gratitude to Dr Kiran and the Asha Team. Dr Kiran commended all the students for their remarkable accomplishments and also discussed their future prospects. “I want you to flourish in every aspect of your life and will not allow any financial hurdles to come in your way”, she promised the students.
With this success, these students have shown what they are capable of achieving despite the seemingly insurmountable odds they face on a day-to-day basis. Asha has high hopes that they will break the socio-economic barriers, get entry into the best colleges, and succeed in life.
As we continue to help these students with the application process for Delhi University, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful donors for their support to the Higher Education Programme. None of this would have been possible without your help. Thank you!