Project Description

Develop and expand a progressive school program that empowers young women and furthers their educational, economic and entrepreneurial potential.

Ahmed

Ahmed, Pakistan
Ahmed, Pakistan

CHALLENGE:
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.

SOLUTION:
Develop and expand a progressive school program that empowers young women and furthers their educational, economic and entrepreneurial potential.

“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.”

About 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.

To do so, Ahmed founded the Lincoln School System, a progressive program that provides steep tuition discounts to girls, a comprehensive English literacy curriculum, confidence-building programs and career advisement. Ahmed hopes to increase his enrollment among young women and, eventually, franchise the Lincoln School System as a first step to reshaping education in Pakistan.

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

Facebook: @LincolnSchoolSystem


SE Forum is partnering with Seeds of Peace on the 2018 GATHER Fellowship. GATHER is the social innovation arm of Seeds of Peace, investing in alumni and other changemakers who have the greatest potential to effect social, political, and economic change.

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