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Empowering Women

Empowering Women

(Penguin Petit)

Nikita Singh
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Saba Gul grew up living a life of privilege, studying in Karachi and going on to a degree in computer science at the coveted MIT. Now she runs a business dedicated to empowering adolescent girls and lifting their families out of poverty through education and empowerment.

Business and Life Skills School, or BLISS, is the result of an idea that refused to let go once it took hold of Gul. Seeing young girls drop out of school to become another source of income for their families even as she led a comfortable life didn’t quite seem right to her. By starting BLISS, Gul not only managed to get hundreds of young girls—and their mothers—back into classrooms, but also figured out a way to compensate them.

Read on to discover the inspiring story of Saba Gul, a StartingBloc Fellow, 2011, as well as an Unreasonable Institute Fellow, 2011, who managed to empower and create a community of artisans from the remote villages of Pakistan.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Dec/2017

Length : 24 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Empowering Women

(Penguin Petit)

Nikita Singh

Saba Gul grew up living a life of privilege, studying in Karachi and going on to a degree in computer science at the coveted MIT. Now she runs a business dedicated to empowering adolescent girls and lifting their families out of poverty through education and empowerment.

Business and Life Skills School, or BLISS, is the result of an idea that refused to let go once it took hold of Gul. Seeing young girls drop out of school to become another source of income for their families even as she led a comfortable life didn’t quite seem right to her. By starting BLISS, Gul not only managed to get hundreds of young girls—and their mothers—back into classrooms, but also figured out a way to compensate them.

Read on to discover the inspiring story of Saba Gul, a StartingBloc Fellow, 2011, as well as an Unreasonable Institute Fellow, 2011, who managed to empower and create a community of artisans from the remote villages of Pakistan.

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Nikita Singh

Nikita Singh is the best selling author of six novels, including The Promise, Someone like you and love @ Facebook. She has co- authored two books with Durjoy Dutta, titled If It's not Forever ...and Someone Like You. She has also contributed to the books in the Backbenchers series. She was born in Patna and grew up in Indore, from where she graduated in pharmacy. She is currently based in New DElhi, where she works as an editor at a leading publishing house. Nikita receved a live India Young Achivers Award in 2013. With a library stocked with over 12,000 books, she is a voracious reader and adores her collection of fantasy novels. She is a cricket enthusiast and enjoys a good cardio workout.

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