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Mohammed’s Struggle Keeps Everyone In Awe

Mohammed Shaforz Ierfan was all smiles on Friday after he was in­ducted as a senior prefect. At the age of 20, Mohammed as he is com­monly known by friends is
11 Feb 2018 11:00
Mohammed’s Struggle Keeps Everyone In Awe
Mohammed Shaforz Ierfan

Mohammed Shaforz Ierfan was all smiles on Friday after he was in­ducted as a senior prefect.

At the age of 20, Mohammed as he is com­monly known by friends is still a Year 13 stu­dent at Saraswati College.

The school’s prefects induction was held yesterday.

The highlight however, was not the ceremo­nial proceeding’s but the speech made by Mo­hammed.

The story he shared kept in awe parents, guardians, friends in attendance and the Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Bala.

“This year is important in my life, come June, I will be 21. The birthday when most will get an independent key and start a new chapter,” he said.

“However, for me a brand new chapter began last year when I decided to come back to sec­ondary school education.

“At 21 many will graduate from tertiary in­stitutions, but here I’m proudly finishing off my secondary education and venture into my dream career which is undertaking a Bach­elor in Law programme at a university.”

The reason why Mohammed left school in 2014 was due to unforeseen circumstances that occurred at his home when it was en­gulfed in a blaze.

“I had to leave school to look after my sib­lings and mend our home,’ he said.

“I worked as a salesperson and later in the garment industry to support my family.

“Not a single day passed that I wanted to come back to school.

“At the end of 2016, when I was at home a retired school teacher, a close family friend asked me where I would see myself 10 years from now without education.”

This question motivated me, he said.

He decided to go back to school in 2017 and having successfully completed Year 12 with an aggregate mark of 300 and now taking up a leadership role in Year 13, things have been on the upside for Mohammed.

“I stand proud today because the prinicipal Wasu Deo allowed and encouraged me to pur­sue Year 12,” the senior prefect said.

“My mom who is my pillar of strength had a dream that I would be successful, she never lost hope and faith in me.

“I must thank her whole heartedly and for making me the person I am today,” he added.

Mohammed emphasised to students that there was no limit to stop education as it comes with the respect we have for our par­ents and teachers.

No matter where you are in life, never ig­nore your parents and teachers, it is with their blessings you will definitely soar to new heights.

This only goes to show what the mind can conceive it can achieve.

Edited by Percy Kean

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