Irfan Bhat of KashmirFOA After School Program, recently won the first prize in a painting competition in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Irfan is multi talented, he aspires to be an electric engineer but in the meantime keeps “bagging” awards in art competitions.
CONGRATULATIONS Irfan, you make us proud!
Read about Ifran in his own words;
I’m Irfan Hanief Bhat, son of Mohd Hanief Bhat & Rehana, we live in Hawal, Srinagar. We are six members in our family, me, my parents & my three younger brothers. My father is a street hawker who sells shawls and my mother is home maker.
I studied in a private English medium school from Nursery to 5th . Due to poor financial position I couldn’t continue my studies in the private school so,I got myself admit in a Government Primary School where I studied up to 8th class. After passing my 8th class I joined Govt. Boys Higher secondary School Soura. Recently In Nov.2015 I appeared in board exams of 10th class from the same school.
I got myself admitted into Kashmir Foundation of America After School Program established in Zadibal. At the center we get instructors for different subjects, internet facility and refreshment was available in the centre total free of cost. Along with the staff we went to monthly educational trips, picnics also. It was like our 2nd home where we got everything which was not affordable for our parents. KashmirFOA continues to mentor and support me through out my schooling period from 7th -10th class. After the result declaration of 10th class I want to opt Non-medical subject as I want to become electronic engineer. I often spend my leisure time in making different types of electronic gadgets. Painting is one of my hobbies. I have participated in different painting competitions which were organized at school level, zonal level & district level. In most of the competitions I begged 1st or 2nd position. I use to participate in different sports as well. I have been to Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, Amritsar, Rajesthan, U.P, with Bharat Scouts & Guides.