Intern #humanrights : Shaheera Pesnani

We are proud to announce that we started the third edition of our Global Internship Program : International Human Rights ! Under the coordination of Ghita PetrusMiruna M. Apetroaei and Delia Cristiana Stamate, the interns from United States of America, Cyprus, Romania, Belgium, Greece, Pakistan, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Morroco, United Arab Emirates, India and Tunisia are currently developing great initiatives in the field of human rights !

The first intern that we would like to introduce to you is Shaheera Pesnani, Vice President at Habib University Student Council, Karachi.

She is only 22 years old and she studies Social Development and Policy – thematic concentration: Ecological Justice and Social Movements. Her country of residence is Pakistan and her nationality is Pakistan. She also worked in Tajikistan for 2 months. Her hobbies are: reading, community service, sports, travelling.

“LIFE IS NOT FAIR, NEITHER THE WORLD”

Why do you want to change the world around you:

Life is not fair, neither is the world. We live in a world where the powerful few control half the world’s wealth. Being born and raised in a developing country, I have witnessed how lack of proper education, housing and sanitation, recognition, are an impediment to an individual’s worthwhile life. This list is obviously not exhaustive. I have observed how civil society organisations took matters into their own hands simply because the government officials were too busy either accumulating wealth for themselves or constructing illusionary ‘development’ projects. Having an experience in community welfare, I want to try to impact an individual’s life starting from my own community. However, this change has to be sustainable in order to change the world around me.

What do you want people to know about you:

I am an advocate for human rights, who is striving to work for the betterment of people in a myriad of ways. I believe that small acts of kindness can have a huge impact on an individual, be it a smile. Believe!

 

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