Anayat Yousuf son of Mohammed Yousuf, a resident of Pinjura village of Shopian, is a student of 12th grade and will now pursue an International Baccalaureate Diploma on a scholarship he has bagged from United World Colleges (UGC). Anayat said that after passing class 8, he enrolled himself at the Kashmir Institute of Excellence (KIE) Higher Secondary School and he then got in contact with Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI) a US based non-profit organization that supports the education of underprivileged children in Kashmir.
Besides getting this scholarship, Anayat has more feathers in his cap which includes a medal of distinction for achieving Zonal Rank 19 in SOF-National Science Olympiad 2020-21 and an International Rank 533. He is also a silver medallist in Goprep Talent Search Examination. Anayat has also done a project on the utilization of waste paper and the preservation of handicrafts in the 26th National Science Congress and is an active member of Design for Change-USA, a global student’s movement where Anayat says he has been taught Metacognition, leadership skills among others.