The little girl’s IQ is two points higher than that of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Adhara Pérez is only ten years old and is already studying two university degrees in engineering. Her IQ is 162 IQ, two points higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Her dream is to become a NASA astronaut, although at one point she thought she could never achieve it.
Coming from a low-income neighborhood in Tláhuac, at the age of three, long before she knew she was a child prodigy, Adhara was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. This brought her many bullying problems at school. Here we tell you her story:
Her classmates called her “weird” and even her teachers considered that she didn’t have much of a future. Her mother, Nallely Sánchez, realized that she was going through difficult times and did not want her daughter to suffer.
“At a ballot signing I saw that Adhara was playing in a little house and they locked her up. And they already started like this: ‘Weird, weird!’, And they started hitting her in the little house. So I said, I don’t want her to suffer. And she told me that she did not want to go to school, and fell into a very strong depression, “she told the media in 2019.
Her teachers said she fell asleep and didn’t feel like it, but Nallely knew that Adhara already knew algebra and was proficient on the periodic table. She decided to take her to therapy and, sometime later, the psychiatrist recommended that they go to the Center for Attention to Talent (CEDAT)
From being the “weird girl” to genius kid’s school
In this institute, the experts confirmed that she was a gifted girl. He earned 162 from IQ. In these classrooms, students are taught by their abilities and not by their age.
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However, paying the monthly payment at CEDAT was increasingly difficult for her mother. In Mexico, there are no public centers for genius students, and the AMLO government withdrew the scholarships for children with “high abilities.”
Adhara finished primary school at the age of five. At six and a half, high school. At eight, she finished high school. She is now studying two careers online: Industrial Engineering in Mathematics at UNITEC and Systems Engineering at CNCI.
Adhara studies two engineering degrees at the university
In addition, she is interested in studying astrophysics at the University of Arizona, after a UNAM teacher showed her a series of events at the Universum Museum where the US institution participated.
Despite the fact that the University of Arizona has already offered the little girl a scholarship, she still has not been able to go to study due to US visa procedures.
In 2019, the little girl was selected by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 powerful women in Mexico. She has a book called Don’t Give Up, where she writes about his experiences. She would like to support boys with autism and make science more inclusive with girls.
Adhara Pérez, the Mexican genius girl who will go to Russia
Her dream is to reach the moon, but on the way to fulfill it, Adhara Pérez, the Mexican genius girl, has already got at least one ticket to travel to Russia.
It was at a science and technology conference in which the CDMX native met Yuri Gagarín’s grandson, the first man to arrive in space, and that is how she received an invitation to travel to a special event organized by the President’s Foundation Vladimir Putin.
Adhara’s intelligence and research on time and space and her brilliant performance in the classrooms earned her the invitation to Russia, said Nallely Sánchez, the little girl’s mother.
“The most difficult thing was breaking the stereotype that children with autism cannot and are incapable of achieving things,” said Sánchez.
Last week she was a guest at a conference with young Mexicans studying at Oxford and they opened the doors for her to study for a doctorate in astrophysics in the future.
Sánchez said that her daughter is calm and at the same time very excited to be able to meet more genius children from other parts of the world like her.
«In whatever condition our children have, or do not have, parents always support their children in their dreams, because dreams always come true. With constancy, 50% children and 50% parents, can achieve it, ”said Sánchez.
The international tour of the Mexican woman will begin at the end of the month in Dubai, where she will attend an event where she will present the progress of her project of a bracelet that studies people’s emotions and of which she is in the development stage and looking for sponsors.
Then she will make a stopover in England, where he will talk about autism and peace in front of special guests, including Queen Elizabeth.