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FCCU Student Story: Simon

I am Simon, and I am doing a Baccalaureate in Education, with Psychology as a minor at FCCU.

I have five siblings and all of them are studying at different levels in schools and colleges. My father is the earning head of my family, he had been serving in the PAK ARMY and recently retired.

After college I had to choose a university for me, seeing as FCCU is a Christian institution and has a rich history of excellence, I applied for admission here. I am the first person in my family to attend a university.

I applied for financial aid at FCCU because it was difficult for my family to bear all my educational and living expenses. The Financial Aid Office helped me to continue my studies despite the financial constraints by supporting me financially with my tuition fee.

Not only financial support but FCCU also provided me with a supportive and holistic campus environment which enabled me to thrive not only in academics but in extra-curricular activities as well.

I have been living in an on-campus hostel since the start of my university career and for me, FCCU is not an institution but my second home. It is a community of loving, supportive, and welcoming people who welcome students from diverse backgrounds irrespective of their religion, race, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity. FCCU helped me academically, financially, and socially, and made me continue my studies unhindered.

With this formidable environment, I was able to maintain an exceptional CGPA due to which my name was listed in the Vice Rector’s List three times in my four semesters. I rendered my services in different positions as a Media Manager, Workshop Coordinator, Director Management, and Host, in different FCCU societies. I am also a part of the Athletic team.

Moreover, the rising inflation has affected both my family and me, resulting in increased educational expenses and the rising costs of essential items. To cope with these challenges, we’ve had to tighten our budget and make sacrifices to meet our basic needs.

Being a student from an underprivileged background, I have witnessed several challenges that students face in the field of education. This experience led me to choose Education as the major of my degree so that I can contribute to the education system of Pakistan efficiently. I got to know about challenges in the educational curriculum, policies, and structural problems within the educational system of Pakistan and the potential solutions to them. The faculty of the department of education is highly qualified and expert in their field, the teachers always guide and assist students in every way possible. The most interesting part of my education program is the project-based learning experiences, collaborative activities, and hands-on practice of teaching techniques.

In addition to the subject knowledge, I learned the skills pertinent to my major and gained valuable opportunities for personal development and growth by reading books, participating in activities, and interacting with my instructors and peers. In the future I intend to work for the education system of Pakistan, bringing reforms to educational policies and making education accessible for everyone. I intend to work for the students’ facing challenges in their educational voyage, helping them at institutional, academic, and financial levels so that they excel in their careers and contribute towards making a literate, civilized society.

For our donors: You are the true embodiment of FCCU’s motto “By love serve one another”. Your support has made many dreams materialize. Because of your support, I have been able to pursue my education with dedication and focus. Your generosity has had a huge impact on my life, and I am truly thankful for the opportunities it has provided me with. It has relieved a significant financial burden, allowing me to fully engage in studies and extracurricular activities. As a result, I have made significant academic progress, achieving grades and accomplishments that would have been far more challenging without your help. I want you to know that your investment in education is not taken lightly and it motivates me to strive for excellence. I promise you to make the most of this opportunity and one day, pay it forward to help others achieve their educational dreams just as you have done for me.