Shaban’s father was a railway servant. He had limited means to provide for his six children. Representatives from CARE visited Shaban’s school to distribute forms for our scholarship program. Shaban’s entire life changed once he applied. After receiving a score of 727 on his matriculation exams, he was granted a full scholarship to pursue his Bachelor’s at the University of Punjab. He went on to complete his Masters at the same university as well. After wrapping up his education, he got a job as a Lecturer through the Ministry of Defense. During his posting at Cadet College, Skardu, he was given an opportunity to work as a Uniform Personnel. Today, he is serving Pakistan as a Flying Officer.
Sammer joined CARE adopted City District Government High School Factory Area for her matriculation. After she scored 75% in her matriculation, CARE rewarded her with a scholarship to complete her intermediate at Government Ayesha Degree College. She then received her Bachelor’s from the School of Allied Health Sciences in the field of medical laboratory technology. Sammar excelled as a student at Allied Health and secured Second Position in her first professional examination. She is currently working at Shaukat Khanam Cancer Memorial Hospital as a Medical Laboratory Technologist.
Rabia has made history as both a CARE student and a female athlete. She attended the CARE adopted school in CharrarPind Lahore’s Defense Housing Authority. With the help of her teacher, Ms. Ghazala, she participated in several inter-city and inter-school sports events. Rabia simultaneously completed her matriculation exams. She now travels all over the world to compete in track and field tournaments. For instance, Rabia ran in the Asian Games in China and the 2012 London Olympics. In total, she has won 52 gold medals for WAPDA and has set two national records.
Kamal Siddique did his matriculation from CARE -1 High School in Iqbal Town, District Sheikhupura. With the help of CARE’s Scholarship Program, he was able to complete his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Government College University. He has worked at Descon, Servis and Unilever as a Quality Assurance Officer. Kamal recently launched his own firm called Hygiene Professionals. The firm aims to improve the hygiene standards of respective businesses.
Hamid attended CARE’s J.A Zaman School, which he claims is the best in the area. Hamid was a star pupil in the Access program – he refers to it as “a life changing” experience. His achievements did not stop there. He was awarded Best Delegate at two CARE MUNs. He also participated in the prestigious LUMUN, ACUMAN and LGS MUN conferences. He graduated from Islamia College Lahore and is currently serving as Assistant Head for CARE’s Access and Marketing departments.