After scoring big at home, aspiring astronaut gets a chance to pursue her dream abroad

Amar Bail

To 16-year old Aiman Fatima, self-motivation came at a young age.

She remembers when she was about 11, and came in fifth in her final exams at school. Her scores were above average, but Aiman was crushed. She vowed that day to top her class next year, and began studying harder. Fast forward a few years, and Aiman is one of the highest achieving students at her school in Saudabad, a densely populated town in Karachi’s Malir district. She has secured first position in every grade for the last three years, and scored an A+ grade in her ninth class board exams last year.

And recently, Aiman won a coveted scholarship to study for an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in Norway, at the United World College – a prestigious global network of 15 schools and colleges across the world. She plans to specialize in physics and eventually become an astronaut.

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