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Woman on a mission: No one can stop Mahira Miyanji from educating Lyari women for free

You are only alive because you wear the hijab, warns a deep voice. But telephonic threats like these do not deter the courageous 24-year-old woman from Lyari, Mahira Miyanji, who is working to educate the women of Moosa Lane.

The words and threats still echo in her ears but she never lets them stifle her brave spirit. Miyanji, who is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration and is the fourth of six siblings, has always wanted to be a teacher.

The courageous girl is running a tuition centre to educate the girls of Lyari free of charge. The Women is a Nation (WIN) centre caters to 125 girls and has a team of 12 volunteers who are working free of charge for the education and empowerment of women in Lyari and spend half their day at the centre.

Salim, Yusra. Woman on a mission: No one can stop Mahira Miyanji from educating Lyari women for free. The Express Tribune, March 30, 2017.

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