Sabina Khatri

Founder & Chairperson, Kiran Foundation

Sabina Khatri is the Founder and Chairperson of Kiran Foundation, a non-profit organisation that has been 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 affected by domestic violence, abuse, and neglect. Khatri 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 transformed the lives of several children. For her work, she received the Sitara-e Imtiaz in 2020. She 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. She also serves as a Board Member at Moawin Foundation, working in Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan. Khatri was featured as one of the six central characters of Ho Yaqeen, a documentary series by Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC Films).

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