“I belong to district Kasur in Punjab from a low-income family. My family understood that education is not just about getting a degree, rather it is an investment in my future and my career. However, my dream to study at Forman Christian College was under a big question mark, mainly because my family had doubts whether they would be able to meet my educational expenses. Since I joined FCCU, first as an intermediate student and later as a university student, I have been receiving financial aid from FCCU for which I will be eternally grateful. Since the past many years I have been receiving generous support from my institution. It is inspiring to see that FCCU has an abundance of opportunities for motivated students who are in need of financial help.
I am currently pursuing my Bachelors in Sociology. I like observing people in deprived conditions, especially those who go on to become offenders, making illegal acts as their source of survival. Interest in these dynamics pushed me to study Sociology, so I could help in making our society socially secure. Interacting with these people in my leisure time and helping them has been a source of contentment for me. In the future I plan to pursue a Masters in Criminology after graduating from FCCU. Lastly, I want to encourage everyone to not be afraid of life’s challenges. Everything is possible if we make our decisions wisely.”
Arooj Asher Bhatti
“For me, education is the knowledge of the world and life. I believe education helps us in developing our personality and views about life. It is necessary to build a good and well balanced life in our society. I chose to come to Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) because of its internationally recognized degree. I especially admire the experienced faculty and the diverse range of programs offered by FCCU. The students here are very self-confident and it is an uplifting experience to be able to study in such a prestigious institution. FCCU has played a huge part in developing my personality and making me the person that I am today.
In our family, my father is the only one who earns and we are five siblings so my father was unable to support my tuition fee. Hence, I had to apply for financial aid at FCCU. I was only able to continue with my education due to the financial assistance provided by FCCU, for which I would like to thank the donors and partners of FCCU who made it possible for me to study here. I am grateful to have been given this opportunity.
In the future, I see myself becoming a consultant psychologist and providing help to people to the best of my abilities. I also want to change the reluctance in our society regarding seeking psychological treatment. I want to become an example for people who think they can’t achieve what they want and show them that hard work always pays off.”