Ugrad - Zainab Gohar
Belongs to Hazara Community, an ethnic minority, of Quetta. She rejects the label of victim and recognizes that living with challenges makes her best qualified to lead change. Residing in a city which had become a mega threat to her community and when majority of Hazaras were migrating to other cities and countries as refugees, she continued her education in Quetta fearlessly. Despite a bomb blast in her university bus her determination to complete her studies was not affected. Rather her strong dedication and hard work paved her way to become Cultural Ambassador of Pakistan to USA .During her Bachelors she was awarded a scholarship, Global UGRAD-Pakistan, in 2015 through which she studied business for one semester at Emporia State University, KS in The USA.She is the first woman from her family to study abroad on a scholarship before which no one from her family had studied out of city. Global UGRAD is her biggest achievement of life that keeps her motivating to achieve more and more and makes her to belief in herself. She shares her experiences with undergraduates of universities in Balochistan and encourages them to apply for a life changing opportunity.
She is a business graduate and a Human Resource Specialist who aims to empower women economically and increase their participation in the workforce of Pakistan through education and legislation. After her graduation she was selected as Youth Parliamentarian of Pakistan by PILDAT and later worked as Parliamentary Intern with Balochistan Women Parliamentary Caucus at Provincial Assembly of Balochistan. She also attended Emerging Young Women Leaders Congress 2017 as Fellow. Recently she was honored to become Brand Ambassador of Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). Besides she is awarded Community Development Initiative grant by International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) to conduct a workshop on “Money Management” for housewives. She is determined to pursue her graduate degree in Human Resource Management from USA through Fulbright Degree Program. The Global-UGRAD Program has done wonders in her life!
I thank Allah for blessing me more than I deserve and dedicate all my achievements to my parents who have always supported and believed in me.