Founder Director's Voice

Ms. Jameela Nishat, Director & CEO, Shaheen

“Shaheen is a bird which flies high above in the sky. Our goal is to set this caged bird free.”

 The community we work with is extremely sensitive to external intervention.

Thus, Shaheen has devised a transformative reintegration model wherein we directly work with the community to make the interjection. Furthermore, we have aligned our programmes to the requirements of the women and children living in these communities.

This aspect is crucial given the extremely patriarchal attitude of the people we work with.

Despite our limitations, we have been successful in gaining acceptance within the community and have been effectively delivering our goals. Over the years, we have formed a dedicated team of strong headed women volunteers who have ensured seamless implementation of our programmes.