“She Broke the Shackles yet Bound the suffered”
Marina, a very gloomy yet intellectual soul who never had thought of being selected as an Exchange student used to be an average student studying Bachelors in Chemical Engineering at UET Peshawar who used to face soul-shattering reviews because of her interest, depth of knowledge and contributions in the welfare sector and social activities. She is considered as a trendsetter at her institution.
June 2017! Was a life Changing month for her? She got chosen for SUSI- Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute- a prestigious leadership program along with 3 other women from Pakistan.
According to her traveling abroad, especially for consecutive 30 hrs itself is a challenge and makes you learn so many things that you can’t even imagine.
She adds, “Being patient with 30 different personalities, attitudes and choices was the biggest challenge that I tried to manage by ”Listening from the heart and speaking from heart” taught by my professors at KU.”
“KWLI was the best thing ever happened to me! What made it my favorite was its perfectly designed system and routine that initiated a lot of positive changes in my lifestyle! ”
She is looking forward to taking baby steps towards her Leadership for change project for which she is continuously consulting her mentors and KWLI sisters.
Reflecting some fruitful thoughts she mentioned that “The debriefs at US embassy Pakistan are helping us a lot to tackle these adaptive challenges
KWLI owned me and I will own KWLI for the rest of my life. The roots of women empowerment have been nourished from several years at my country through this program and I can witness the impact, the changes, and modifications brought by this initiative. Thanks to the wonderful people behind it.”
Marina has recently established a think tank to dedicate it to her parents, coaching and providing consultations to the whole province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which is completely Non-Profit.
The exchange is a journey that will transform you completely. You would learn to think in all possible dimensions pushing your comfort zone in all possible directions.