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YES Alumna Featured in Express Tribune

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Meet Mariyam Mohammed Suleman. Mariyam lives Gwadar in Pakistan, a city that has limited resources and opportunites, especially for females. Despite all the challenges Mariyam faces, she acheives incredible feats.

Mariyam attends an all-boys college in a city where there are no higher education institutions for young females. She travels to another city weekly in order communicate online. Last year, she secured a scholarship with the YES Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program (YES) and spent a year in Oregon, United States of America. With the only computer in the household, she holds computer and English classes for her female peers. Despite her age, she works with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to spread awareness about coastal hazards and gender equality to underpriviledged community members. The list continues...

Read more about Mariyam's achievements on the Express Tribune blog: