Inspired to change her family’s fate, 18-year-old Pavitra Chinapah was determined to make her kin proud when she scored an impressive 11A+ in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2014 exams.
Daughter of an Alam Flora truck driver, Pavitra attributed her success on her father’s strenuous task to ensure that the family is well taken care of.
Speaking to The Rakyat Post’s Michael Murty, the SMK Convent Kajang student said her father did not make enough money, which motivated her to want to be a “great help” for him in the future.
â€œHe works as an Alam Flora lorry driver in Putrajaya and does not earn much.
â€œHe sometimes has financial problems because he is the sole breadwinner of our family,â€ she said.
As a reward for her passing her SPM in flying colours, Pavitra was awarded the Public Service Department scholarship for her pre-university studies. The driven young lady aspire to become a dermatologist.
Proving that the early bird does get the worm, her family’s struggle to make ends meet was just a minor distraction for the strong-willed and hardboiled Pavitra, as she believes in learning her syllabus early on.
â€œI never believed in last-minute studying. So I started from the beginning of the year,” she explained.
She said she would spend three to five hours every day in the prayer room of her family home to prepare for her exams.
She would also resort to moderating her diet so as to not getting sleepy while she did her daily revisions.
â€œThere were many things I also had to do without. For instance, my friends would have the latest gadgets but I could not afford any of them.â€
Pavitra in turn has now set a good example to her younger brother, now aged 16, and her one-year old sister. You go, girl!-MYNEWSHUB.CC