Saairah Farooq

Pakistan

Saairah is a Delegate Speaker for the 2015 Education Plenary Session. In 2008, she qualified as a Chartered Account with A.F.Ferguson & Co., a member firm of PwC, the largest audit and consultancy firm in Pakistan. In 2012, she worked with TCF School children, engaging them in planting trees and letting them know why community service is important for them as the future generation. Saairah was also the finance lead for the “light up lives” campaign, started in collaboration with Lighter of Light Foundation. Recycled Pepsi bottles were converted into lights or bottle bulbs powered by solar energy and helped in lighting up numerous houses, hospitals and localities, providing them relief from the shackles of darkness. She actively participated in conducting awareness campaigns for young underprivileged school girls and provided them with mentorship and workshops on confidence building. This year, she also became involved with engaging young cancer patients into exciting activities, such as storytelling and arts and crafts.