Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Karachi in Pakistan
Partner: Kutiyana Memeon Association School, Karachi in Pakistan
Doctor, auditor, engineer – many of the 7,000 or so young people in the Kutiyana Memeon schools, which are based in the poorest areas of Karachi, dream of these professions. “However, if you ask them how they will make their dreams a reality, you find blank faces staring back at you – because the youngsters don’t have the right career planning,” explains Dr. Aslam. The project trains teachers as careers advisers, who can in turn train students to be coaches. “This ensures the initiative is founded on a sustainable basis and can help many students over several years plan their careers, help themselves and contribute to society,” says Aslam.