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Cracking the shells of Poverty: Review of the Experiences of Academic Toppers

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Social Work, Bishop Heber College, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (10), Pages 104-107, October,2 (2014)


Academic Achievement is a time wherein the students celebrate especially those students living in poverty. Shattered by life’s graven circumstances, a group of poor children are determined to succeed in life. They are unmindful of the hardships and odds which make them weak and unconfident. The students have tried out every possible situation optimistically to taste the fruits of success. Herein, the researcher has made an attempt to focus on the academic achievement (high scoring) which the economically disadvantaged children have achieved in their higher secondary examination. The research report summarizes the ‘pathway of success’ of these students which will definitely be a boon to students who are striving to achieve a landmark in their life yet are disadvantaged socially as well as economically. Data collected is secondary and descriptive method is used to analyze the data. Findings portrait that poverty didn’t deteriorate their success but it has prompted them to overcome its challenges thus changing every possible obstacle into accomplishment.


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