Fruit-seller’s son Asad Raza becomes Electrical Engineer
A fruit seller’s son, Muhammad Asad Raza just received the badge GIKI’22 and graduated as an Electrical Engineer from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI).
Asad Raza is a native of the Khuda Ki Basti slum in Karachi. His father sells fruits. The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a nonprofit that assisted Asad Raza with all of his core educational needs, helped him finish his early schooling.
“In our community, boys are expected to take up full-time jobs at a young age but Baba (father) encouraged me to focus on my education,” shares Asad.
He added that, “When I was leaving for university, he [father] handed me some money for my living expenses which he had been saving to get our roof fixed. When I hesitated, he told me: The repairing of our home can wait but this opportunity might not come again.”
Asad, who graduated from the prestigious Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, is ready to begin his first job at a software company.