A Girl, A Dream, A Mission
Sonia Shah was a bright and compassionate Pakistani-American who knew the value of education. She wanted all girls – especially those in her mother’s ancestral village of Kangra, Pakistan – to have the same opportunities as she did.
She once said:
I have always been keenly aware that the efforts of my grandmother and mother are all that stood between me and the life of an underprivileged Pakistani village girl. It is only through the work of the women [who]came before me that I don’t live in ignorance and isolation, and every girl in Pakistan deserves the chance to create similar change for herself and those around her.
Born in 1993 in Chicago, Ill., U.S.A. to Pakistani-Pashtun parents, Sonia quickly became “a global citizen,” Iram Shah, her mom, said.
Your contributions help us do two things:
- Run the Sonia Shah Memorial School in Kangra, Pakistan and educate girls who would not otherwise get the chance to change their lives, and
- Provide scholarships to underprivileged women in the US.
We can’t do it without you!