Visually impaired Pakistani student wins Rhodes scholarship
A Visually impaired Pakistani student, Khansa Maria, has won Rhodes scholarship through which she will be able to study at UK’s Oxford University.
According to the Voice Of America, Khansa Maria will be pursuing a Masters in evidence-based policy intervention and social evaluation at the Oxford University next fall, as Pakistan’s 2021 Rhodes Scholar-elect.
Khansa is often exposed to many hurdles due to visual impairment as it becomes difficult for her to get the working and studying opportunities in Pakistan with this disability.
Moreover, Khansa currently attends Georgetown’s Qatar campus where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s in foreign service, with a concentration in culture and politics.
Earlier, Rafiullah Kakar, a resident of Balochistan won the 2013 Rhodes Scholar for Pakistan. The Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University in UK, one of the most prestigious awards in the world. After a gap of 40 years, Kakar was the one who won this scholarship.