“We have a lot to gain by working towards inclusion of persons with disabilities. It is our loss if we cannot fully integrate them into our social structures", said Ms. Rita Akhtar, Executive Director USEFP.

Inclusive Education: Project Prompts Discussion on Disability Inclusivity in Higher Education | Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network

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#FulbrightHeroes: Watch the full journey of Talha Rehmani, Co-Founder of the Intelligent Machines Lab at Information Technology University, Lahore. He teaches undergraduate students to develop robots which solve local problems. Some of the products developed by his team can potentially produce machines providing essential services for a tenth of the cost of an imported alternate.

Talha went...
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#UGRADStories: Iqra Abbasi attended a semester at South Dakota State University and left her marks in downtown Volga. Ms. Abbasi and eight other third year architecture students in the Architecture 351 Building Collaborations Studio were assigned to design a space at the intersection of Volga's Second Street and Kasan Avenue. Abbasi's design was chosen to be implemented at the site in 2017!...
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#FulbrightHeroes: Hira Batool Rizvi provides much needed transport service to women in Islamabad and Rawalpindi through SheKab. The cab service was launched in 2015 with five cabs. Today, there are 43 drivers signed up with the service, eight of whom are women.

Hira received a Fulbright Scholarship to study for a Master's in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A,...
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‘Safe transport sharing service’ for women commences in twin cities

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#CCIStories:"CCI Program was a life-changing experience on a personal & professional level. It refined my skills and exposed me to different cultures and religions which made me embrace the true human spirit!" - SARAH DAWOOD-CCIP ALUMNA 2010-2011.

This year the Community College Initiative Program(CCI) Program is celebrating its 10th year of international exchanges at community colleges...
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#UGRADStories: Bushra Munaf at the University of Central Missouri struck a friendship with several residents of the Harmony Gardens Assisted Living Facility. She met the residents while performing community service for their annual Halloween showcase. When she shared her experience giving a country presentation to her peers on campus, the residents asked her to present to them. The audience...
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#UGRADStories: And the wait is over for 94 UGRAD-Pakistan Spring'17 participants, who have reached Washington D.C. Best of luck & keep us posted about all the amazing things you do!

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#FulbrightHeroes: Watch the full journey of #Fulbright alumna, filmmaker, co-producer of the Oscar Winning Documentary, “A Girl in the River – the Price of Forgiveness.” and director of Fulbright Heroes series, Haya Fatima Iqbal!

Haya is an independent documentary filmmaker from Karachi who heads HFI Productions. She completed a Master’s in News and Documentary from New York University on a...
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#UGRADStories: During the Undergraduate Semester Exchange Program, Mansi Seetlani completed an “observship,” with a local doctor in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Mansi worked with Dr. Khokhar, a gastroenterologist, at his practice for a period of four weeks.

Read more about exchange programs managed by the USEFP, here:

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#FulbrightHeroes: Meet Haya Fatima Iqbal– filmmaker extraordinaire who co-produced the Oscar winning documentary, “A Girl in the River – the Price of Forgiveness.” She also directed the Fulbright Heroes documentary series produced by USEFP.

Haya is an independent documentary filmmaker from Karachi who heads HFI Productions. She completed a Master’s in News and Documentary from New York...
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#UGRADStories: Mahrukh Naeem Khan, Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan fellow created student organization, the Crying Sky’s Ambassadors (CSA) at Kennesaw State University, to highlight the issue of environmental degradation and sustainability.

Mahrukh initiated partnerships with two local environmental non-profits in Georgia: Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE) – and...
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#FulbrightHeroes: Watch the full story of Neha Mankani, founder of the Mama Baby Fund, which supports the poorest of the poor with pregnancy and birth related medical care.

Neha is student midwife at Cowasjee School of Midwifery at Lady Dufferin Hospital, Karachi. She is also a full time professional working as manager (research, monitoring & evaluation) with Aahung – a Karachi-based NGO...
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EdUSAPakistan is inviting aspiring writers of the age 15-18 years to be part of Creative Writing Contest 2017. High school students can submit their entries of no more than 1500 words.

Deadline: 5 pm, January 30, 2017!

Full submission guidelines and details can be found here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Need more information? Email at creativewriting@usefpakistan.org
Guess who dropped by for a surprise visit? Yep, it’s Santa and his helpers! :D

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#FulbrightStories: #Fulbright alumni highlighting barriers to girls education in the northern districts of Pakistan.

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#FulbrightHeroes: Neha Mankani is the founder of the Mama Baby Fund, which supports the poorest of the poor with pregnancy and birth related medical care.

Neha is student midwife at Cowasjee School of Midwifery at Lady Dufferin Hospital, Karachi. She is also a full time professional working as manager (research, monitoring & evaluation) with Aahung – a Karachi-based NGO which aims to...
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#FulbrightHeroes: Watch the full story of Muhammad Shehryar, Founder and Managing Director of Harness Energy, a renewable energy start-up focused on improving energy access to rural communities.
He also serves as Chief Executive Officer at Fara Agro, manufacturers of high-speed diesel engines, and generators.

Shehryar graduated with a Master’s in Economics from Duke University on a Fulbright...
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