I was a Pakistani Delegation Leader at the Seeds of Peace Camp in 2014 and a GATHER+962 participant.
Part of the reason I went to the Seeds of Peace Camp was to get out of my comfort zone, meet with people I normally would not have had an opportunity to meet, and learn.
I was fortunate enough to have gotten that chance, and after the Seeds of Peace Camp everything I’ve done in my professional life completely changed. I became a part of The History Project; then becoming a part of the Seeds of Peace Fellowship expanded my outreach even more. I’m a part of a cohort whose incredible support and inspiring journeys have motivated me.
How have you impacted your community?
I am the Manager of Delivery and Partnerships for The History Project, an organization founded by Pakistani Seeds that juxtaposes contrasting history textbook narratives to spark new interest in history education and help youth learn to identify biases and stereotypes.
I am responsible for hiring and managing volunteers, identifying delivery partners, curating social media, and conducting impact analysis. My goals with the Project this year are to reach out to a minimum of 1,000 students in India and Pakistan, develop lesson plans and conduct teacher trainings with The History Project textbook, and hold interactive sessions with parents to raise awareness and gain visibility via social media. These are important steps for me and my colleagues, who have big plans for the History Project’s future.
In addition to my work with The History Project, I am active in educational, environmental, and community health issues in South Punjab.
“The feeling that we are capable of being the best we possibly can has given me more strength and conviction in my work, and the credit for that I believe goes to the Fellowship.”