‘I never stopped dreaming’

I was the first girl of the Namal Institute to be selected as principal candidate of Global Ugrad Exchange Program. Behind my success is a story of many struggles. I grew up in a society which had social and cultural restrictions to female education. The time when most fathers accompanied their daughter to school, I lost mine in a car accident.

Despite having limited resources, I never stopped dreaming; in fact I developed a never ending courage to follow my dreams no matter what comes through. I faced many challenges on my way to university. Managing the cultural pressure on girl’s education and solving the financial problems due to hefty education fee drained me emotionally. That was the time when Imran Khan’s vision became my strength. I not only got admission in Namal Institute but also secured a scholarship. I graduated in 2019 with a computer science degree. I hope for a great future ahead.

Naveed Hakim
From: Kalri (village), Mianwali
Graduated in 2019
Software Engineer