The example of Syeda Sakina

Dec 30, 2011
Syeda Sakina, received a scholarship to continue studying for a Bachelor degree outside the Hushe Valley in 2009. At that time, she lived with her family in Thalis and had never left the Valley.
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During this year 2011, her family's home was completely destroyed by the flood that happened in August. One among the dozens of families who have seen their houses, their crops,their lands and their fruit trees destroyed.


She has been studying these past two years at the Women’s and Girls’ College, in Skardu and has come the top amongst of all the students who have completed their Bachelor studies.

She has also achieved the top entrance results for the University of Gilgit Karakorum International, but, as Basharat Ali (education project leader for the Hushe Valley) says: "The University Administration and bureaucracy have decided to award the "top position" to another girl."

This is just one of many examples that are beginning to appear from people who has been granted with a scholarship by FBF due to their very poor situations, who are beginning to achieve excellent academic results. As Basharat Ali also says, "It shows that people with a good mind can change and improve the Hushe Valley. I was very impressed and felt great joy for this exceptional performance."


This is the result of the work which, to some extent, we have been doing since 2007. Syeda Sakina and many others like her are contributing to the life of the people of the

Hushe Valley who are beginning to glimpse a different and better future.

 We want to thank to Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia and the Etxebarri Council which have helped us launching this Scholarship Programme for  higher education.