Boy living with disabilities secures place at Anna Regina Secondary – Check full Story Here!

Eleven-year-old Jaden Haripershad who has been facing a number of medical challenges since birth, is Jacklow Primary School’s second-best performer at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).

Haripershad secured 472.23 marks out of a possible 504.24 in the examination, earning himself a spot at the Anna Regina Secondary located on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two.

His performance exemplifies the meaning of perseverance and is a reflection of his continuous academic excellence. He was the top speller at his school and had managed to maintained high grades.

Haripershad who hails from the Pomeroon River, struggles with cerebral palsy, club feet, and esotropia, which has caused one eye to deviate inward towards the nose.

Despite his medical condition, this young scholar’s unstoppable determination and the unwavering support of the Suddie Public Hospital rehabilitation center have allowed him to surpass expectations.

After getting his results on Thursday, he expressed his joy at securing the second spot for his school.

He said that despite suffering from esotropia, which causes partial vision, he hasn’t given up. He thanked his teachers, his mother Shelly Stephen, and his father Jeetendra Haripershad for their support.

The lad also mentioned that he aspires to become a lawyer.

“I am happy I perform well and made my parents happy. I am so happy to go on the coastland to study. It’s my dream because I want to be a lawyer,” he told this publication.

Meanwhile, his mother expressed her joy at her son’s progress, saying that he displayed determination throughout the entire preparation period and during the examination.

She admires his zest for learning and says that he always amazes her.

The elated Stephen noted that her son maintained an “A” grade in every class and is always eager to share his success with anyone he meets.

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