PAGE launched Aim High, Pakistan’s 1st National Girls’ Mentoring Initiative on 28th March, 2017 at Inductin, National Institute of Science and Technology Education (NISTE).
The event showcased the female role model figures that have been selected from diverse fields and backgrounds from all over Pakistan, to share their struggles, successes and experiences with the youth. Fajer Rabia Pasha, Executive Director of PAGE, delved into the hurdles that Pakistan faces in terms of female rights, education and work force participation. Eluding to high drop out rates for females as well as the lack of college and career counseling services in the country, she described the vision behind introducing such an initiative.
Ms Marvi Memon, Minister of State and Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) was the Chief Guest for the event, and in a charismatic address she encouraged the audience, composed of students, relevant political and development sector stakeholders as well as the role models who form the corner stone of the program, to build a collective spirit so that women not only Aim High individually, but together.