Empowering Dreams: Amit’s Journey from Zakhira Slum to Higher Education

Living in the Zakhira slum, Amit dared to dream big despite his family’s poverty and his father’s struggle as a fruit seller. Growing up as a member of Asha’s Bal Mandal, he saw others from his slum attend university and longed to follow in their footsteps. Recognizing Amit’s potential and determination, the Asha team at Zakhira motivated and offered him guidance to focus on his studies with educational resources. With the help of the dedicated Asha Ambassadors, his grades improved significantly. The mock exams organized at the centre transformed Amit’s nervousness into confidence. With a well-prepared mind, he tackled his higher secondary examination and scored an impressive 85%.

Now, Amit eagerly awaits the results of his CUET, one step closer to realizing his dreams. Amit is among the students from our slum communities who have tried to fulfil their higher education dreams and overcome different personal and community level challenges, motivated and inspired by the Senior Asha ambassadors and the Asha team.

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