Mahira Miyanji – A brave Youth Trainer from Lyari!
I live in Lyari, Karachi. I am a Social activist, a youth Trainer, Teacher.
How long have you been in this profession?
I have been committed to this profession for over 3 years and in these years have worked as a social activist and a youth trainer in Lyari and other under privileged regions of this mighty city.
What has been your vision and what do you most love about your career?
Vision ( Education for Every one), I am learning a lot of new things day by day and the thing which I have come to love the most is that though I am a girl and I am working for girls, I want to do the same for boys. We don’t need to just empower women, we need to empower our youth, teach them things that they need to know, so that one day we are a proud nation with a bright future.
What do you think is your biggest achievement throughout your professional journey?
When I was in class 7th I started teaching, though back then as a private, home tutor only. I started my career as a social activist some 3 years ago, I was working voluntarily back in 2011 then I applied for a job, it was the first time ever I applied for any job, and I was selected to work for an international NGO as a supervisor with a handsome salary, that has been a big achievement.
What are your current projects and what will you be doing in the near future?
Currently I am working with 3 projects.
1st is related to sports, where we are making every attempt to create a safer world for children through the power of Play. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy anyway, we are looking to help strike that important balance in between studies and sports. The 2nd project is all about empowering the girls of Lyari by giving them education.
3rd project is focused around working on the government schools especially for boys, we have designed and deliver free trainings for student’s character building. All three of these projects for now, are Lyari based.
A word of advice you would like to pass on to women of Pakistan who look up to aspiring professionals like you:
If you educate a man you educate an individual, if you educate a woman you educate a nation.