Pakistan is bestowed with the best of brainy beings all over the world. Pakistani ladies are not less than other ladies in the world. The Little Art has announced the names of 25 SMART women who were selected for its 25 Under 25 Award. These 25 Marvel Ladies Under Age 25 will be Awarded by The Little Art for Exceptional Achievements.
Moreover, 25 women nominated for Little Art award Young women in Pakistan are doing marvels in their respective fields. Their brilliant trailblazing work surely deserves national and international recognition and acknowledgement. Regardless of crucial challenges, they pluckily compete to create an impact in their lives and in other one’s lives too.
The Core reason for The Little Art for Awarding Young Women
The Little Art director said,
“The objective is to find young women whose stories can be shared with schoolchildren as role models.”
Inspirational stories of these young ladies are marvellous! They are the personification of fortitude, passion, and pliability to inspire and motivate young girls with role models they can look up to in Pakistan. Undoubtedly GREAT!
Director/Founder, The Little Art, Shoiab Iqbal, sharing the vision behind this honour said
“25 Under 25 emerged when we set out to find stories of young women that we can share as a role model with school children. We were astonished by the response on our call from all across Pakistan. These selected young women are enterprising, showcase leadership has a passion for change, and are empathetic and resilient. We hope that through this program giving them the right exposure and mentoring support will enable them to achieve and excel more in their lives. Young women from all over the country applied and were nominated for the award. The final 25 women were shortlisted based on their work, drive, and passion they had to continue doing it and giving back to the society, their struggle, and the support of family and community. These 25 young women represent the geographic and cultural diversity of Pakistan and bring assorted experiences and determination to contribute towards positive social, environmental, and cultural impact in Pakistan. The 25 Under 25 Award entails these young women getting a story published in the official 25 under 25 books which will later be exhibited all over Pakistan. “
The Inspiration will Stimulate Writers to Roll Short Movies on the Young Talent
These 25 women will be presented the award in high profile communal event scheduled to take place in September 2020. Besides, as carefully chosen by the jury, from a total of 25, the unsurpassed 5 stories will have 5 short films made on them as well TO CREATE A MOTIVATIONAL STIR IN SOCIETY.
These 25 Marvel Ladies Under Age 25 will be Awarded by The Little Art for Exceptional Achievements
She is a space educator and founder of Exploration – a space education-based social enterprise in Lahore. She relishes the apparition of making astronomy accessible to the students and the public of Pakistan, along with empowering young girls in STEM pitches. She also works with the Space for Art Foundation, created by Astronaut Nicole Stott, which helped her send artworks created by Pakistani children into space.
She is a 21-year old Pakistani trans woman activist, blogger, and community mobilizer from Karachi. She has devoted the past four years of her life towards encouraging transgender impartiality, human rights, and social righteousness. In October 2019, she was selected as the youngest transgender participant of the United States (US) State Department-funded International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). In 2020, Aradhiya won Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah & Benazir Bhutto Award by Sindh Commission for the Status of Women.
Hailing from jaikababad, a courageous girl’s father was not her moral supporter of pursuing her studies, but with perseverance and strong determination, she managed to get admission in a bachelor’s program at Sukkur IBA University on a full scholarship. Anjili went on to become an alumnus of Harvard Crossroads Emerging Leader’s Program in Dubai in 2017 as well as alumni of Study of United States Institutes 2019 program on comparative public policy at the University of Massachusetts, USA.
She is the only cyclist from Skardu who made it to the HEC Women Cycling Championship and secured a gold medal. Saira has recently accomplished her training on ‘investigative journalism and digital security’ from Jakarta, Indonesia.
She studied architecture from BUITEMS, Quetta. As a part of the Global UGRAD Exchange Programme, she designed a public square for Volga City in the USA in 2017. Iqra was also recognized in the annual Summit of the American Institute of Architects. She was awarded Best Achiever’s Award on International Women’s Day by Governor of Balochistan and an honourable mention by the US Embassy in Pakistan and International Research and Exchanges Board.
The comical brainy fellow from Islamabad is the youngest professional female stand-up comedian of Pakistan. At just age 12, she has already performed at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA). Raheen is also a theatre actress and has performed at Children’s Literature Festival, on leitmotifs linked to underage marriages, child abuse, gender equality, and child rights.
Baloch is from Karachi and a social avant-garde and works as a mentor for the physical and mental health of girls, especially aiming menstrual hygiene. She has inscribed a book on women’s health issues in Balochi language to create cognizance about fistula, postpartum, and post-coitus bleeding. She also acts as a vice-chairperson at Jafa Girls Sports Academy, Lyari, and is working to strengthen and empower girls of her region.
We wish best of luck to these award holder ladies…