Gilgit - Baltistan

Two from Hunza participated in UNICEF’s Young Champions Program in Nepal

by: Zulfiqar Ali Khan

Hunza, September 03: Naeema Gul and Rubina Shaheen, belonging to Hunza, have represented the Northern Areas of Pakistan, in the second round of media and advocacy training on education and gender equality, organised by UNICEF, from August 24-29, 2008, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The event was participated by advocates from seven countries in South Asia. The event was organised by UNICEF under the UN Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) in order to train cadres of young volunteers to help promote girls’ education and gender equality back in their home countries.

The event was part of the Young Champions program, a concept adopted by UNGEI as a way of working with young people at the global, regional and country levels to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals around education and gender equality.

The main focus of the event was to develop the media and communication skills of the Young Champions, as well as sharing and learning from presentations on activities that are taking place in countries throughout the region. As a group their work included creating programs for community radio stations, writing newspaper articles, producing television documentaries, organizing school enrolment drives and leading campaigns to bringing dropouts back to school.

Naeema Gul is the daughter of renowned social worker, Late Gul Muhammad, belonging to Gulmit. She is doing her B.S (Hons.) in International Relations from Karakoram International University. Rubina Shaheen is a teacher in Hasegawa Memorial Public School, Karimabad Hunza.

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  1. Dear Zulfiqar,

    Our congratulations to Naeema, Rubina and their parents for the participation in an important international workshop. It really is a tremendous achievement for them at this young age, and I do hope they have returned back with much needed and relevant skills, besides reprsenting our area well.

    Each success story that the PT posts from time to time regarding the indiviusal accomplishments of our youth, does add up to collective achievement of the area, motivating other students and professionals to follow suit and getting motivated.

    This really is a great service to the area as a whole, and to the youth in particular. Keep it up.


    Mutabiat, Islamabad

  2. Many many congratulations to Naeema Gul Muhammad.It is really a moment of great happiness for all of us as our talents and exceptional nerves are coming up and exposing themselves for more and more challanges and changes.
    This is for the second time I am hearing about Naeema’s success.
    Keep flying Naeema and don’t leave even a single stone unturned for better outcomes.
    I would also congratulate her companion Miss Rubina for such an outstanding achievement.
    Keep your spirits higher and be armed to the teeth for any probations.
    Aslam Ghalib

  3. Naeema – Many congratulations to you for this great achievement wish you best of luck, keep the strength high. This is really great achievement, we all are praying to Almighty Allah for your success and prosperity.

    Didar Karim (Baig)
    Defence Karachi

  4. Congratulations for both of you on your brilliant achievements…keep it up…and good luck for your future endeavor

    Thanks and regards
    Sharif Khan

  5. Naeema and Rubina,
    Many many congratulations for this profound achivement.
    Good luck and keep it up!!!!!

  6. Today becomes a special day
    When you are truly on your way
    To gather all the knowledge gained
    Each moment spent so wisely framed
    We wish you luck in all you do
    With all that’s good and right for you
    To seize the day with all it’s power
    Accomplishments of all the hours
    Each day a new road that you see
    To bring you knowledge constantly
    Know that you have done your best
    Proud that you have reached your quest
    So on this day of perfect light
    We see the glow so very bright
    And there’s a world for you to see
    A place that holds you sacredly

  7. Shaheen and Naima,, Congratulations for your selection and participation in the program. Wish you all the best.


  8. many many Congratulations to both and it is our great expectation from naeema that she will communicate all the gained information to the youth in butter way, because of the member of AKYSB i Congrate from the plat form of AKYSB regnal Gilgit

    with best wishes

    Rashid WWF

  9. Many many congrats Naeema and Rubina.. All the best for your futures… Keep it up

    With Prayers
    Sajida Khan

  10. well’s a moment of immense pleasure for all of us.
    i congrat both of you and wish you best of luck for your future.
    keep it up.


  11. Congr8s to Naima & Rubina on their brilliant representative fli8 to Nepal. we r proud to have these young bri8 leaders of nation.
    both of you keep flying above the clouds to avoid the rain of frailer.

    Hyderabad, Hunza.

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