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Cardiff Taxi driver’s son gains admission into Harvard University

Cardiff Taxi driver’s son gains admission into Harvard University

Cardiff Taxi driver’s son gains admission into Harvard University

An Asian heritage student, Yousuf Bakshi from a poor family background gained admission to one of the worlds top universities, Harvard in USA, known as the Oxford University equivalent. Yousufs dad Nahed is a taxi driver.

Yousuf, 17 years old, is the first from his family to attend university from Cardiff’s Fitzalan High School and will be studying Computer Science and Politics.He obtained 13 A* GCSEs at Fitzalan.

The entire family was nervous and anxious during the entire process and awaited with excitement to hear about the admission, and were overjoyed once successful.

Now as Yousuf plans his trip to the USA, the family will be sad to be far away from him and will miss him dearly.

Yousuf is planning a career in computer technology or politics, although he still has some flexibility on his chosen career path.

Famous attendees of Harvard university include the ex-Presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush, John F Kennedy, FD Roosevelt, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Yousuf was encouraged to apply for the USA’s top universities after his academic talent became visible by his school teachers as well as encouragement after attending two summer schools in the USA through the Sutton Trust and Seren Network programme. This programme introduced him to Universities such as Yale, Harvard, MIT and Amerhurst. The Sutton Trust US programme encourages people from low income families in the UK to apply for studies in the USA.

Yousuf is hoping to inspire other students to apply including his younger brother.

Yousuf, the son of Nahed, a taxi driver from a normal family has the opportunity to create a bright future.

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