Asma Sheikh, a 17-year-old footpath dweller, has scored 40 per cent on this yr’s Secondary Faculty Certificates (SSC) examination, carried out by the Maharashtra state board.
The outcomes had been declared yesterday.
“I’ve been working very onerous to have the ability to research. I might even use the road mild within the night time, simply to have the ability to learn. I often studied in the course of the night time as a result of it’s much less crowded then,” she stated.
When requested how she managed to review in the course of the monsoon season she admitted that it was troublesome.
“Sure it”s a bit troublesome to review in the course of the wet season. However my father used to make a plastic shade,” she stated.
She additionally stated that she was anticipating to get greater than what she managed to attain.
“I used to be anticipating to attain greater than 40 %. However I’m pleased with my marks,” she stated.
Asma Sheikh needs to pursue additional research in Arts. “I might be comfortable to get admission in any school and many individuals have come ahead to assist me and encourage me to review tougher,” she added.
Asma’s father Salim Sheikh stated, “I’m very comfortable that my daughter has scored 40 per cent and it”s a proud motion for me. I solely studied until the primary commonplace. Individuals staying right here on the footpath hardly research.”
Salim doesn’t have any fastened common employment. He makes odd gross sales like promoting juice, corn on the streets of Mumbai.
“I got here right here with my father and have been dwelling right here since my childhood. I might be comfortable if my daughter could make her life secure and profitable,” he concluded.