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Muuhammad Dawood Sheikh

Muhammad Dawood Sheikh

Biography

Muhammad Dawood Sheikh is a Lahore-based social entrepreneur and youth activist. Recognizing that Pakistan needs a skilled and trained labor force for sustainable peace and development in the region, Muhammad established Young Development Trust in 2008.  This organization aims to decrease unemployment, radicalization, and terrorism through education, with a primary focus on vocational skills. His dream to build a modern vocational university in Pakistan is already underway in Gujranwala, a town located at the crossroads of several industrial zones with an increasing unemployed youth population.  This university will not only equip youth with vocational skills but also educate them about peace, human rights, and democracy. Despite facing initial resistance, Muhammad remained committed to his vision and initiated this project with limited resources and has since earned the support of several distinguished veterans from different fields in Pakistan who are partnering with him to bring this ambitious project to fruition. He has a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Punjab.

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