We all are well aware of the severe water crisis that is going on in Pakistan. According to experts, the country will run dry by 2025.
“No person in Pakistan, whether from the North with its more than 5,000 glaciers, or from the South with its ‘hyper deserts,’ will be immune to this scarcity,” said Neil Buhne, UN humanitarian coordinator for Pakistan.
To most of us this a pretty alarming situation.
The authorities, however, mostly remain negligent about the crisis that’s posing a serious threat to the country’s stability.
— Taimur Hanjra 🌍 (@Taimur_Hanjra) June 2, 2018
While many may not realize the dangers of the water crisis as a threat, 16-year-old Alishba Khan is taking matters in her own hands.
Alishba Khan is a private A-level student who has conducted several charity projects in different cities of Pakistan. Her first venture as a charity enthusiast started when she was nine. When the major flood calamity hit Pakistan in 2011, Alishba personally went to Sehvan Sharif to hand over the basic necessities to the victims.
In 2014, she created her own organization by the name of RUFS (Rise Up For Salvation) to conduct several self-funded small-scale charity programs.
She is also a blogger and a crew member at Youth Impact. Furthermore, she is also a chef and has made appearances on various channels where she made Pakistan’s biggest burger live at the age of 11. Do we have a super girl here? I think we do!
In response to the water crisis going on, Alishba started her first major project known as The Water Drive campaign.
She collaborated with Global Youth Connect, an American organization that advances human rights by empowering young activists from around the globe. It encourages them to meet, exchange ideas, and take action together in collaboration with their NGO’s.
Talking about Alishba, here’s what GYC’s executive director, Jason Torreano, had to say:
Jason Torreano the executive director of Global Youth Connect shares his video message to support our cause, that is already endorsed and is being morally supported by Global Youth Connect's network.
Gepostet von Azam-e-Alishaan am Samstag, 2. Juni 2018
According to Alishba, it is necessary to first distribute water in order to conserve it for later.
Her team at Azam-e-Alishaan initiated their first project for the water drive by providing a water tank in the outskirts of Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi.
Alishba is of the view that if we don’t take matters into our own hands, why should we expect others to do so?
Let’s take a minute here to appreciate her efforts.
And the smiles she’s spreading.
People have been responding well to her cause and applauding her for her initiative.
Alia Imam Sharing a video message about the Water Drive and shows her support!
Gepostet von Azam-e-Alishaan am Freitag, 18. Mai 2018