For Mas Farouq Uz Zaman Al Qodry (18), limited physical abilities are not a barrier to achieve your goal and pursue a higher education.
Farouq who is physically impaired has proved this notion. He has been accepted at UGM Vocational School in Animal Health study programme this academic year of 2018/2019.
The man born in Surabaya, East Java, on 1 January 2000 looks like regular young people, having normal physiques. But actually, he has been wearing an artificial left leg since six years ago.
“When I was at sixth grade, I played football and broke my left leg. But later on, on the spot of surgery, malignant tumour had developed, so my leg had to be amputated,” he said after following the opening ceremony of new students induction at the courtyard of Grha Sabha Pramana (GSP) UGM on Monday (6/8).
To support his daily activities, the third of four children of Mas Abdul Aziz Muslim and Luthiyah has been on the crutch. Despite this limitation, Farouq’s determination to get a higher education is strong and he continues to fight to be independent and successful in the future.
“Thanks to the support from everyone, especially my family, I can be where I am now,” said the alumnus of SMA 15 Surabaya.
With his limited physical abilities, Farouq never stops chasing his dreams. He was very excited when he learned he had been accepted at UGM through the results of his entrance written test.
He hopes to be able to take his course well and one day finish in due time. His dream is to be working in a research institute for animal health and make contribution to the country.