Undeterred by disabilities, young Jaden Haripershad excels at NGSA

... sets sights on becoming lawyer & champion for justice 


Jaden Haripershad, an 11-year-old pupil of the Jacklow Primary School, has made himself and his family very proud, performing exceptionally at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment  (NGSA).

Despite grappling with cerebral palsy, club feet, and esotropia—a condition where one eye turns inward—Jaden has soared academically, securing an impressive 472.23 at this year’s NGSA.

His achievement places him as the second-highest performer for his school in Region Two, earning him a coveted spot at Anna Regina Secondary.

Jaden and his mother, Shelly Stephen

Jaden’s journey is a testament to resilience. Hailing from the serene Pomeroon River region, he has defied odds from an early age.

Supported by the unwavering dedication of the Suddie Public Hospital rehabilitation center and his family, Jaden has not only excelled academically but has also become a top speller, dedicating countless hours to his studies.

Reflecting on his remarkable journey, Jaden acknowledges the challenges posed by esotropia, which often affects his vision. Yet, he remains undeterred, emphasizing that he never allows his condition to hinder his dreams.

With aspirations to become a lawyer and champion for justice, Jaden credits his success to the invaluable support of his teachers, his devoted mother Shelly Stephen, and his father Jeetendra Haripershad.

Shelly, beaming with pride, shares her admiration for Jaden’s unwavering determination and passion for learning.

She fondly recounts his consistent academic excellence, maintaining an “A” in every class, and his eagerness to share his achievements with everyone he meets. In the face of adversity, Jaden stands as a beacon of inspiration—a testament to the power of perseverance and the limitless potential within us all.

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  1. Kamini Wight says

    His achievement surpasses all the odds that he was faced with. Do hope the Government lend a helping hand throughout his academic life…

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