Yet another proof that disability is no barrier to making your dream come true.
In regards to that, meet Mahavithia Arumugam who proves that visual impairment is not an obstacle to being a degree holder. During the 59th Convocation Ceremony of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Mahavithia receives the honourable scroll, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts.
Mahavithia, who was blind in one eye since birth and later suffered a disability in both eyes when she was 11 years old, was determined to pursue her interest in the field of Literature and continued her studies in the field of Bachelor of Arts.
She certainly faced various challenges throughout her education journey however she continued to move forward with the aim to excel in her studies.
“When there is a class, it is quite difficult for me to go there due to my disability. Sometimes that feeling of despair came, but I strengthened my spirit to continue learning,”
Anyhow, she receives strong support from her friends. Expressing her gratitude she said “In good time, I have many friends who are ready to help bring me to class every day without any complaints,”
Mahavithia’s limitations and flaws did not deter her from achieving success. Instead, it is a unique gift that helps her mature and prepares for the challenges ahead.
Moreover, she urges and encourages all students who had experienced the same situation to rise up and pursue their ambitions.
“Do what you feel you can do, most importantly…you have to believe in yourself” – Mahavithia
The second child of four siblings started her education at the age of 11 (Standard 4) at Alma Special Education National School (Vision) in Bukit Mertajam, Penang then continued her education in Form 6 at Kolej Tinggi Ipoh Perak.
Congrats and may all your dreams come true, Mahavithia!