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Adiya Amjad

Adiya Amjad

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From an early age, Adiya was imbued with a passion for entrepreneurship.  While studying at the Institute for Business Administration (IBA), she developed a business plan for a bakery. After graduating, she successfully turned her undergraduate academic business project into a family business.  Her entrepreneurial spirit, along with her interactions with children from underprivileged communities, have driven her to seek an end to poverty in Pakistan through entrepreneurship.  She feels that enterprising youth, if provided with the right skills, guidance, and encouragement, can go a long way to bring positive change in Pakistan by eradicating socio-economic inequity.  Adiya has also transferred her learnings from running the bakery to her role at The Citizens Foundation (TCF), where she leveraged her business skills to facilitate donations to construct schools for children in low-income communities. Soon after, she worked at AAP Trust, an education focused NGO. She helped identify high potential students from less-privileged backgrounds facilitated in preparing them for enrollment in some of the top tier universities of the country. She also conducted a pilot project of ‘Teaching through Technology’ while at AAP to assess the viability of teaching the underpriviledged through videos to make it scalable. Currently, Adiya is working at the Aman Foundation in the Grants department.

 

From an early age, Adiya was imbued with a passion for entrepreneurship.  While studying at the Institute for Business Administration (IBA), she developed a business plan for a bakery. After graduating, she successfully turned her undergraduate academic business project into a family business.  Her entrepreneurial spirit, along with her interactions with children from underprivileged communities, have driven her to seek an end to poverty in Pakistan through entrepreneurship.  She feels that enterprising youth, if provided with the right skills, guidance, and encouragement, can go a long way to bring positive change in Pakistan by eradicating socio-economic inequity.  Adiya has also transferred her learnings from running the bakery to her role at The Citizens Foundation (TCF), where she leveraged her business skills to facilitate donations to construct schools for children in low-income communities. Currently, Adiya works at Academic Achievement Plus (AAP), an education focused NGO. She identifies high potential students from less-privileged backgrounds and teaches and prepares them for enrollment in some of the top tier universities of the country.

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