Picture Amaima Awais


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Amaima knows what it is like to suffer from bad mental health and to be unable to receive therapy (because Pakistan doesn’t have great therapy services). As a consequence, Amaima wanted to provide genuine therapy that would be authorized in order to truly help her peers. To do so, she started her project was called “Break This Khamoshi”. Khamoshi means silence in Urdu. The idea is to cater to the silent sufferers of mental illnesses. 24 online therapy sessions were held within 1 to 2 months for mentally struggling adolescents from lower income families who could not afford therapyAmaima is currently fundraising for the next phase of her project, which aims to reach a larger audience. Amaima also serves as the Project Head for “Project StreetSchool” for which she conducts academic based classes on mathematics, English, science, history and Islamiat, as well as extracurricular activities. She was selected under the “Coping with Corona” campaign launched by UNDP, SoLF (School of Leadership Foundation Pakistan) and UNICEF