ProfileLife much tougher than others for a blind student yet managed to get her aims fulfilled is an inspiring story of Aziza Saeed. Aziza is the first ever student of the Government College (GC) the University of Lahore to have her Ph.D.
Background and Birth
Aziza's StruggleWith the hard work and devotion, she pursued her studies, successfully faced and passed the hurdles in the way. However, the process of learning never remained easy for the blind student. She used to record the books and then write them in braille after listening to the recordings. The exercise didn’t stop here as then she used to dictate the work to her sister and get it checked by the supervisor.
EducationShe completed her Masters and M.Phil from Government College University Lahore. Aziza completed her thesis on “Immigrants and their Issues”. She completed her PhD in Urdu from Government College University Lahore (GCU) and claimed the title of being the first blind student to get a PhD from GCU Lahore.
A hidden talentAziza is also known for her voice and singing ability. Her college friends loved to hear her sing and even gave her a special title for it.
A Living Role ModelLiving her life with assistance from a white stick, Aziza has high hopes for herself. “We all have obstacles in our lives that we struggle with,” she said. “Nothing is impossible and your path enlightens if you continue to have faith in yourself.” Aziza says that if she had the ability to see, she would love to see her parents and the beauty of the world. Her father says “All I did was drop her off and bring her from the university. All of her achievements are due to her own struggle and hard work.”
Aziza’s RequestAziza Saeed asks people to support people with disabilities and encourages them to work for their dreams. She adds “If someone like us comes looking for a job, don’t look down on us. We can do everything that a job requires.” Her determination and hard work are an example for us all and what she has achieved will be a role model for thousands of other blind girls in Pakistan. Aziza Saeed tells her fellow countrymen “Have faith and keep your hopes high, the path to success will unfold by itself.”
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