Developing and expanding a progressive school programme empowering young women and furthers their educational, economic and entrepreneurial potential

Ahmed

Ahmed first grasped the dearth of opportunities available to Pakistani women while serving as Prime Minister of the Youth Parliament of Pakistan — at 19, the youngest in the history of the program. After graduating college and working at a US military base in Qatar, he returned to Lahore with a mission to advance women’s education.

Ahmed received his BSc with Honors in Social Sciences from Lahore University of Management Sciences.

“Conflict is the only byproduct when half of a country’s population is neglected and denied opportunities. A good education will give women skills through which they will transform Pakistan’s society in unimaginable ways.”

 

Ahmed is taking part in the 2018 Gather Fellowship as part of SE Forum’s partnership with Seeds of Peace.

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Lincoln School Systems

Pakistan is consistently ranked among the least gender equitable nations. Women make up less than 25% of Pakistan’s workforce and Pakistan consistently shows the least progress in the region when it comes to educating low-income girls. To combat this, Ahmed founded the Lincoln School System, a progressive programme that provides steep tuition discounts to girls, a comprehensive English literacy curriculum, confidence-building programmes and career advisement. Ahmed hopes to increase his enrolment among young women and, eventually, franchise the Lincoln School System as a first step to reshaping education in Pakistan.