SKF Raising Star Scholarship Program
INTRODUCTION OF SKF RAISING STAR STUDENTS
Academic Year 2020-2021
In June 2021 after the annual class exams, Ms. Hoor ul Ain was promoted to 6th grade and had 8th position in her class at FG Public School for Girls. Master Syed Zahoor was promoted from 4th grade to 5th grade.
Both the students will be continuing as “SKF Raising Stars” and SKF academic scholarship for the academic year 2021-2022 will continue for them.
As part of F.G Junior Public School students participating in International educational competition in September 2021 Syed Zahoor participated in the “14th International Kangaroo Science Contest 2021” https://iksc.kangaroo.org.pk .
He was awarded the “Three Star Performance Badge” in the Science Competition. Out of 7 students from his school he obtained 2nd position. Out of 62 students from Multan District he obtained 3rd Position. Out of 1864 students from Pakistan he obtained 7th Position. This is truly an achievement for both Syed Zahoor and SKF.
Academic year 2021-2022
Ms. Ujaala and Ms. Sawaira were amongst the 1st batch of students that were enrolled at SKF Educational Grooming & Learning center when it started in March 2018 in a one small, makeshift classroom. Master Kamran joined the SKF center in 2019.
A very shy and timid girl who had never attended a school and did not know how to read or write, Ms. Ujaala joined the SKF center when she was 8 years old. Her father works as a daily railway laborer /cleaner with a monthly salary of only Rs. 10,000 (approx. $ 63) and her mother looks after the house, the children, and stiches clothes to earn some extra money. Ujaala has 4 other younger siblings. In the 3 years at the SKF center Ms. Ujaala started to show remarkable progress, a hardworking, eager to learn, loves to read, draw, and participate in all class activities. She wants to become a teacher once she completes her education.
In the year end exam Ms. Ujaala received 3rd position in her class and on November 15th, during a ceremony she received the school’s “Award of Excellence”. Her class teacher remarked “SKF center’s teaching staff has done a remarkable job grooming a kid with no schooling to attain a learning level for children of 3rd grade. Transitioning to a regular school program and within two and half months showing such excellence is remarkable” Ms. Ujaala got 452 out of 475 marks.
Living in a joint family setting, the parents were under pressure from other relatives to NOT send Ujaala to a school to continue her education because she is a girl! Upon learning how well she has done the whole family has changed their views, and they are praising SKF center for what it is doing for their children.
Thank You from SKF Team and SKF Board Members!