Sabina Khatri

Founder and Chairperson of Kiran Foundation

Sabina Khatri is the Founder and Chairperson of Kiran Foundation, a non-profit organisation that is challenging norms and paradigms in Lyari since 2004. Under her leadership, the organisation provides holistic support and education to mothers and children in a way that is truly empowering and rooted in the awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being. She has extensive experience of working with children and adults who have been effected by domestic violence, abuse and neglect. Sabina laid the foundation of Kiran School System, as a preschool that is based on the principles of trauma sensitivity and Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Her unique approach of making mothers' education mandatory for all students has had a transformational impact on children's lives. Sabina Khatri received the Sitara-e Imtiaz in 2020. She was one of the six central characters of Ho Yaqeen, a documentary series by Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC Films). She also serves as an Executive Board Member at HANDS, a non-profit organisation working towards improving health, promoting education, alleviating poverty, building infrastructure, and developing social institutions for community empowerment.

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