There hasn’t been a more crucial time in Pakistan to talk about education. With the country’s population currently comprising a youth majority, this passing era could very well be a turning point for the nation, except that the absence of an adequate education system prevents young people from attaining their game-changing potential.
Sister Zeph is an award winning crusader for girls education in rural Punjab, Pakistan (where 52% of women are illiterate), braves threats to her life and her school (Zephania Free Education), to provide education to hundreds of girls annually. The 2014 recipient of World Pulse's Lynn Syms Prize, recognizing an outstanding grassroots woman using digital tools to effect change, a documentary, Flight of the Falcon, was made about her life.
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First paragraph credit: Mehreen Hasan