Mahira Miyanji is a social advocate who promotes women’s empowerment and girl’s education. In 2013, she established Woman is Nation Welfare Organisation – a platform that provides free education for 125 girls through a system of 12 volunteers. So far, 2500 girls in Lyari, Karachi have benefited from the programme.

Families with the option to educate their children often choose boys to go to school rather than girls.  Mahira’s organisation created a school for girls and women to attend free of charge and has been working with local and national politicians to standardise free education for girls. Mahira has gained regional and global gravitas; she participated in the Emerging Young Women Congress Fellowship programme with the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies in 2015, and in 2017, she represented Pakistan at the ‘Beyond Girls Education Global Summit’.  In 2015 and in 2016, Mahira received the Lyari Youth Icon Award from the Karachi Youth Initiative. In 2016, Mahira also received the I Am Karachi Award for her work in education for girls and women.

She has been nominated for N Peace Award, promote her cause of educating girls by clicking the link below. Go to the link and vote for Mahira Miyanji from Lyari so that she continues to promote the noble cause of educating the needy girls. Lyari is considered one of the most violent towns of Karachi city.

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