Position: Manager Employee Engagement-HRD at KASHF Microfinance Bank Ltd, Pakistan
Training Attended: “Facilitation & Training Approaches for Community Change” at COADY International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Snapshot of my experience at COADY:
WAMNY scholarship platform provided me a great learning opportunity, and it was indeed a diverse and enriching experience. Interaction with 120 professional participants from more than 70 countries globally gave me outstanding exposure, and I deeply felt the world around me. Different faiths and religions, multi-cultures, mix of languages, pools of development leaders and experiences sharing are some highlights. I was proud to represent Pakistan, being the only participant from there. While daily going towards my classroom, I used to read and reflect on this inspiring quote by one of the COADY Leader from Egypt “Sometimes it is necessary to go half way around the world to see yourself” and on my last day of training, I smiled as I understood and experienced what this quote truly meant....
One Word Statement: Learning at COADY was my best life time enriching experience, which also renewed my passion through engaging, energizing and empowering approaches. My one word is “ENCOURAGEMENT”… to believe in myself, to think, to learn, to reflect, to do, and to take action for change in communities for the improvement of others.
Upon arrival at the office, I received a congratulations and appreciation note from my CEO-KMBL on my achievement of getting this scholarship award from WAM NY, as well as on the successful completion of this intensive training at COADY.
Thank you WAMNY, for investing in me and in other women globally through your scholarship awards. These learning experiences are just like a roller-coaster ride to us, and have a much larger impact in the long-run, starting from ourselves, our families, our organizations and our communities. I am blessed by God and give a bundle of love to my family and friends who encouraged me and gave their support to achieve this milestone in my career and life.