I am the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sehat Kahani. Sehat Kahani is a social impact initiative of Community Innovation Hub based in Pakistan. For my work in social enterprise, I have won notable awards such as CRDF Global, Ashoka Changemakers, ISIF Asia, the Unilever Sustainable living Young Entrepreneurs Awards and the UNICEF- Global Goal Campaigner Award 2016. I am a part of a well-known accelerator in Pakistan; Invest2 Innovate. I am also a part of regional Acumen fellowship cohort 2016. I enjoy Travel, Music but majority of my personal time is dedicated towards my 3 year old
Thank you so much for commending on our work and efforts. Both healthcare and women empowerment are something Pakistan lacks behind and we aim to bring this to its best of conditions.
To understand the perspective of the girls who had participated, I have uploaded two testimonials in the proposal which are in Urdu language since this is the official language of Pakistan, however the crux of the testimonial has been provided in English in the description.
Furthermore to learn more about our organization you can visit our website www.sehatkahani.com
Please feel free to ask anything further about the idea or our organization. Thank you for the continuous support!
First of all, thank you so much for highlighting our contribution in the empowerment of women. I strongly believe that developing communities can only prosper if the women within the community are empowered and uplifted. Hats off to your organization too for involving young women in the process of change!
Thank you for all the expert advice you have given us which we have found very relevant in improving our proposal. Your assumption of Pakistan comprising of a patriarchal society is absolutely correct and hence your suggestion of adding advocacy based activities is valued. This would be done by conducting an advocacy session within the community where all queries can be solved and the benefits of having young females enrolled in this program can be discussed which can be endorsed by local community and religious leaders (who are mostly the decision makers in the community).
Young females enrolled in our training will definitely be provided with a safe and interactive learning environment within the community where trainings would be activity based while incorporating virtual technology. Again, your advice on monitoring and evaluating tools are very much valid and is a vital addition to our user design strategy which would be human centered focused allowing a two way based evaluation to monitor the quality of the program and tackle any challenges. The pre-training and post-training assessment as incorporated previously will also help to identify the impact of the program on the skills and knowledge of these young females. Encouragement of these females to voice their opinions and provide feedback on the challenges they face during the training will be considered a priority since this platform will mentor them to cater to the queries of the population and provide them with need based solutions.
I love the idea of using success stories which can be a powerful tool to show the impact of the training particularly on social media where majority of the youth can be found. At the same time, your advice on having a corporate representative visiting and analyzing the situation is a very interesting one which can be incorporated. In fact, we could go a step further and have them come and give a motivational session to the beneficiaries which will allow sufficient interaction and networking of the ambassadors and boost their confidence as well.
Once again, I would like to express gratitude for how your feedback has played a valuable role in allowing us to cater to a human centered approach in our application and look at it through a holistic perspective. We look forward to contributing to the world’s female empowerment goal with our idea. Thank you for the best wishes