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In Conversation with the Javaid Sisters

In Conversation with the Javaid Sisters
They say that one right decision can change your life. For Irum Javaid that decision was when her teacher asked the class if anyone was interested in learning the English Language through the English Access Microscholarship Program.  All it took was a ‘yes’ to open the doors of unexpected opportunities ...
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In Conversation with Navera Waheed

In Conversation with Navera Waheed
A Female Tech Entrepreneur Who Aims to Revolutionize the Education System through Augmented Reality Before leaving for the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) in November 2015, Navera Waheed had not anticipated the changes that would follow: giving up her day job; signing her biggest client over a Thanksgiving dinner in ...
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In Conversation with Nagina Tahir

In Conversation with Nagina Tahir
An Advocate of Inclusive Development From teaching sign language to students at the Sir Syed College for Special Children in 2008 to leading the National Forum for Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) as an Executive Director in 2013, Nagina Tahir’s journey is one of strength, resilience, and passion. Born Deaf, Tahir ...
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Alumni Corner: Ignore Disability, Explore Ability

Alumni Corner: Ignore Disability, Explore Ability
Alumni Organize Activity for Promotion of Sports Skills among Persons with Disabilities This activity was organized by exchange alumni Sahib Khan Bhand and Abid Lashari in Nawabshah in February 2016 with the sole purpose of creating awareness among people to highlight the need for sports opportunities for persons with disabilities.  We are ...
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In Conversation with Samiya Farooq

In Conversation with Samiya Farooq
By Rimsha Ali Shah As a student of veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore, Samiya Farooq held a strong belief in overhauling agricultural that were more suited to preserving the climate and the habitat.  Fast forward four years and now she is the first ...
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In Conversation with Neelum Khan Toru

In Conversation with Neelum Khan Toru
Neelum Khan Toru with Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Evan Ryan. By Rimsha Ali Shah In October 2016, Neelum Khan Toru’s term as the Chairperson of the Provincial Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), was concluding.  During her two years at the PCSW, ...
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From Pakistan to Nepal: PUAN Delegation Bags Seven Awards at EIMUN 2016

From Pakistan to Nepal: PUAN Delegation Bags Seven Awards at EIMUN 2016
By Rimsha Ali Shah While in transit at the Hamad International Airport, Qatar, Abdul Moeed Asad, Ayesha Amin, Sara Hassan, Umer Hussain, and Wahid Khan posed for a photograph hoisting the Pakistani flag.  It was August 14, 2016, Pakistan’s 70th Independence day, and this delegation, later joined by Aruba Khalid, ...
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In Conversation with Veengas

In Conversation with Veengas
By Rimsha Ali Shah. Sitting in the Daily Ibrat office, a Sindhi newspaper in Karachi, Veengas typed away the ending sentences to a story she had been working on.  She had been at this very office since 2008 when she decided to delve into the world of journalism and started ...
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In Conversation with Ahmad Ullah Qazi

In Conversation with Ahmad Ullah Qazi
By Rimsha Ali Shah. Who would have thought that a last minute application submitted in a frenzy would make it through to the pool of finalists for the Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders (SUSI) 2011 and land Ahmad Ullah Qazi from Peshawar, then 21 and unexposed to ...
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In Conversation With Moiz Rehan

In Conversation With Moiz Rehan
By Rimsha Ali Shah Moiz was in the midst of a hectic study regime for his matriculation exams when a call he had been anticipating finally came through.  He had made it to the interview stage for the Kennedy Lugar – Youth Exchange and Study Program (KL – YES).  Despite ...
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