Anum has been engaged in youth development and empowerment since 2010. She is a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. She looks at self-expression as a powerful yet, undermined tool to solve some of the psycho-socio-ailments in the contemporary times. She believes that self-expression is discouraged especially in collectivistic cultures. She aims at exploring it creatively in order to change the existing clichéd image of Pakistan. She is currently pursuing her Masters at The New School, New York after being selected as Fulbright Scholar. She has previously worked as Manager Academics and Product Development at Rabtt, she is diligent in instilling Empathy, Creativity, Critical thinking and Self-confidence among Adolescents through various academic programs. She has been a trainer for various projects and has been involved with organizations like YES Network Pakistan, British Council and Catholic Board of Education, employing her skills specifically in enhancing the quality of education. She served as the Cultural Ambassador of Pakistan for the United States Department of Education in 2013 and has been a volunteer for A world at School, YMCA and United ways. She is interested in academic research in Social Psychology and Ontology.
Hammad is a Marketing and Finance Major from the Lahore School of Economics, and has been involved in various social organisations since 2010. He is the Lead Curator for My Voice Unheard and holds a firm belief that perceptions around the world about Pakistan need to be re-evaluated. Living in a crisis-prone country, he believes in the strong will and determination of the Citizens of Pakistan and wants to highlight their success stories for the world to acknowledge and appreciate. He is also working as Project Manager for Creative Frontiers and is spear-heading the CFx Comics – Pakistan`s first Digital Graphic Novel Series. He previously served as Director Communications at Rabtt – a social enterprise working towards an Empathetic Pakistan. He has worked with Nur Center for Research & Policy as Project Officer, coordinating with a number of local and international agencies like Global Fund, UNICEF and Punjab Education Foundation on various health and education projects. Hammad has also been involved with a number of other social initiatives like IPakistan and Akhuwat in different capacities. He is also part of US State Department Alumni as he was nominated to their International Visitors Leadership Program (Theme: “Youth Activism through Social Media”) in April 2014.
Fatima holds Masters in Business Administration (With Marketing as Major) from the Lahore School of Economics. Currently, she is working in the development sector as a digital marketer and her past experiences include digital marketing for various entrepreneur initiatives and content management as a freelancer. She is currently a part of a number of different social initiatives including Rotary International. With an interest in photography and writing, she is an avid writer and regularly contributes to various websites. She is also part of US State Department Alumni as she was nominated to their International Visitors Leadership Program (Theme: “Youth Activism through Social Media”) in April 2014.
Talha Ch is an experienced iOS developer & graphics designer. He is Co-founder of a startup, ibjects.com, under which he has launched projects like, madnumber.org, iOSPakistan.com and Cafe Entrepreneurship which is an incubation center for students, entrepreneurs, and young people to get inspiration about how to use technology for social impact. He has been serving as Creative Director at Chanan Development Association (CDA) and IT Consultant at Rabtt and makes decisions regarding IT, design and digital marketing for the organization.
Shama Mir is an enterprising educationalist with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Economics from the University of Punjab. Her passion and interest in developing the curriculum for the young minds led her to work as a Curriculum Specialist, and currently she is working in an international school in the UAE as an English Language Teacher and is proudly the creative mind behind the three main Language Programs introduced at school for Speaking (The Express Program), Reading (The Rising Readers Program) and Developing Critical Thinking Skills (The Critical Question Program). She has been recognized and rewarded at school for aligning the ‘Character Development Program’ to the school mission and for initiating many academic projects to provide students with application platforms. She is presently running the ‘Daily Café Program’ at school transferring choices to learn to students along with differentiation strategies to meet the needs of all learners in class. She is the blog owner, editor and writer at “I’m Awake” where she shares her classroom experiences and celebrates ‘conscience’ as the collective religion of all teachers across the globe. Her blog articles “Equality in Education”, “The Four-Leaf Clover” and “Cracking the Box of Labels” were shared in the Friday Times Blog where she is an author. She strongly supports the Rabtt ideology and vision through blogging, and promotes the human connection as the cardinal constituent of growth.
Minahil Amin is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nutrition Science degree from University of South Asia. Minahil is an avid reader and writer, and she believes that writing is the perfect way of communicating feelings and thoughts which cannot really be expressed out loud. She believes that writing is synonymous to flying, since writing enables gives wings to the numerous thoughts banging with each other in the confines of her mind. Minahil loves learning new things, and wishes for her writing to help people learn new things as well, and to transport them to a world which has been left undiscovered. Minahil was a Rabtt fellow in 2015, and is a staunch believer of the Rabtt ideology. She also occasionally writes blogs and articles for different websites and magazines.
Mohsin Jilani, graduate from Forman Christian College with major in Mass Communication and Political Science as a minor, is a photographer, editor and videographer.He is a Rabtt Fellow and he has made 2 documentaries and covered all their major events. He is currently working in Camera Crew, a company that deals with photography and videography services for matrimonial and other ventures. His primary areas of interest include citizen journalism, documentary making & photography.
Sameen is a mass communication graduate from NUST who enjoys writing, especially for a digital format. She is very fascinated with how far reaching the impact of social media is and how powerful the medium has become. Therefore, as a consequence she interned at Rabtt as a social media manager and now works in a similar role for a startup in Lahore called Civilation Industries. She believes that honest and authentic stories have the capacity to inspire individuals more than anything in the world and that is why she hopes to meet people from all stratas of society, documenting and sharing their stories.
Aqsa Anwar – Videographer
Aqsa Anwar holds a Master’s degree from Comsats with Marketing as major. She is a willing learner and prefers working in a challenging environment that provides generous opportunities for learning. She is interested in video making and editing, wants to avail every opportunity that comes her way to develop new skills in that area while strengthening those she already possess. Previously she has worked at Coca Cola as Internee and Nishat Hotels & Properties as a Sales & Marketing Executive, and is part of class of Rabtt Fellowship Program 2015.
Sarah Riaz – IT Consultant/App Developer
Sarah is a Software Engineer who started her career in 2012 as a text mining intern at PolyVista Inc., a Houston-based company with a full setup in Lahore. Soon after her graduation, she joined SeenReport Ltd., which was later renamed TechPebbles Inc., as a software engineer. Since then, she has developed mobile applications for various leading news and entertainment media organizations of Pakistan. She has worked extensively of Android App for My Voice Unheard and continues to improve the user experience.
Salman Bokhari – Writer
Salman Bokhari, an avid reader, writer and an amateur photographer, is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Finance from Lahore School of Economics. He is part of several social initiatives and is working as a Social Activist in various organizations including Azaad Pakistan. He regularly contributes to various newspapers and websites including his own blog.
Amina Haq – Videographer/Editor
Amina is currently an A level student at Beaconhouse Liberty, with a passion for film-making and photography. She has worked on several video editing projects focusing primarily on videos with a social message. She also runs her Facebook Page where she posts photographs and short films as a hobby to positively feed society’s thoughts. She is also a brand photographer for Deg’s (Flame Grilled Chicken), an Ohio based restaurant. She has worked as an intern at Creative Frontiers and The Nation, and as a freelance event and portrait photographer.