Hassan’s “fun to learn” initiative wins her recognition

By Staff Reporter
Friday – May 4, 2018
ISLAMABAD: The United States (US) department of state honoured 10 outstanding young leaders from around the world, including Dania Hassan from Pakistan in recognition of her efforts to promote positive social change in the education sector, on Thursday.

According to an official statement, Hassan, an 18-year-old, after attending summer school at John Hopkins university (JHU) through the US summer sisters exchange programme, a programme of US Pakistan women council (USPWC), established an organisation called “fun to learn,” through which teams of volunteers conduct extracurricular programmes in underprivileged schools in Pakistan.

She is the youngest high achiever of the Pakistan-US alumni network’s “under 30 series”.

Earlier, the USPWC organised a pre-award event at the residence of Shaista Mahmood, who is the founding member of the council to celebrate the achievement of Hassan. Speaking at the occasion, Pakistani ambassador to US Aizaz Chaudhry applauded the efforts made by the USPWC to promote women empowerment and entrepreneurship.

While congratulating Hassan, ambassador Chaudhry remarked that Pakistani youth and Pakistani women are vibrant, robust and passionate and are excelling in various fields.

He urged the council and its partners to identify more opportunities to enhance future cooperation.

The event was attended by the senior officials of the US state department, board members of US Pakistan business council, prominent community members and students.