The youth of Pakistan is incredible in their prodigious sagacity. And to surprise, nothing can halt them to come by the crowning glories. Any physical impairment means nothing to put hurdles in the way of azure high dreams. Khansa Maria is First Visually Impaired Pakistani to Become Rhodes Scholar-Elect.
Eyes are holy paths to trace and appreciate nature’s beauty, but sometimes big dreams and visions are sparked in the dark and stagnant pupils of eyes. The same has happened with Khansa Maria, the marvel lady who grabbed the firefly of her dreams in her hands. First visually impaired Pakistani to become Rhodes Scholar-elect…. Scarcely credible!
Khansa Maria is First Visually Impaired Pakistani to Become Rhodes Scholar-Elect
Khansa Maria has become the first visually impaired Pakistani woman to be a part of the Rhodes Scholarship. The 21-year-old senior at Georgetown University, Qatar is now to join Oxford University, United Kingdom for her degree in Foreign Services. Rings phoney…but TRUE!
Maria Marks Eye-Popping Coup and Proved Herself a whole Enchilada
Being a woman with a disability, Maria has been a dupe of several dire straits in her time back home. From a young age, she had been disavowed admission due to a lack of facilities.
While talking to Voice of Sindh, Maria stated her struggles,
“My blindness is not my sole identity; I want to be known for my effectuations not with my disability. Lack of representation of people with disabilities is the core of the circumstances I am facing right now. People with disabilities do not have a voice as they are not wanted in mainstream media and platforms. But not in my case, I want to be the compurgator not a fragile part of the society. I am intended to be the influencer rather than to be under the influence.”
Maria is going to bat for the disabled community by using her organization, Hope For Tomorrow
Maria has been bracing up for the rights and desires of the disabled community through her organization, Hope For Tomorrow. She has a definite course of thought, to return to Pakistan to grease the wheels of the disabled community.
There you go, Maria….Bravo!