“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill

The Citizens Foundation (TCF) – Fundraising Volunteer, May 2023

Raised AED 11,753 (USD 3000+) from 37 donations supporting the education of 23 children for 1 year at The Citizen Foundation schools.

TCF is a professionally managed non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens who want to bring about positive social change through education. Today, TCF has over 280,000 children enrolled in its 1,833 schools built to cater to the most deprived communities in Pakistan.

As a Dubai-based, Pakistani student of Year 12, not only do I believe in the power of learning, I feel privileged to have had access to quality education all my life. Therefore, I started this fundraising campaign to help vulnerable children in Pakistan go to school. This campaign was dedicated to the loving memory of my beloved late grandfather, Amjad Rashid Minhas. My grandfather was not only an educator himself, but also was the grandson of Munshi Mahboob Alam who authored around fifty books and launched ten newspapers and magazines during his life including the daily newspaper Paisa Akhbar, back in the late 19th century.

Neighborhood Recycling Project, Emirates Environmental Group (EEG)– Summer 2022

I volunteered to take part in the Emirates Environmental Group’s Neighborhood Recycling Project, where I raised over 35kg in plastic to be recycled, by involving my community and neighbors in helping to recycle more. The plastic was accepted by EEG, and, they planted a tree in my name.

Supported the JC Fundraiser for Dubai Cares – Feb 2023

Community volunteering event to assemble relief kits for families affected by the earthquakes in Tukey and Syria.​

Fundraising Volunteer for providing Iftar to labour class during the month of Ramadan -2021 & 2022

Raised and contributed to providing iftar for thirty days during the month of Ramadan to 20 labour workers.​

Taught English to Jumeirah College Support Staff

Taught the school support staff English for 2 hours every Thursday. Went through exercises to teach them common words/phrases. Such as talking about their hobbies, and what to say in common situations, like entering a clothing store and asking for something in their size​