New Team

Board Members

Maha Rehman

Board Member

Maha has a Master of Science degree in Management of Non-Governmental Organizations from the London School of Economics, UK. She is among the founding members of Nur Centre for Research and Policy, Lahore. She currently serves as Senior Technical Advisor, Strategy and Organizational Development at Aman Foundation.

Abbas Sayeed

Board Member

Abbas Sayeed

Abbas is CEO of Sayeed International, a company that has been offering coding and packaging solutions to the industry since 1991.

Rabia Wafah Khan

Board Members

Rabia is the Chief Financial Officer at Engro Polymers and Chemicals.

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Saadia Mirza

Board Members

Saadia Mirza is a Director at Lightstone Publishers Ltd. She has served as Senior Editor and Rights and Licensing Manager at Oxford University Press Pakistan for seven years. Saadia has received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Carleton University, Canada.

Hassaan Sayeed

Board Members

Hassaan Sayeed

Hassaan graduated from Imperial College, UK with a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently working as Manager, Industrial Automation and Sales at Sayeed International.

Meet the Team

NUSSER SAYEED

Founder CEO

NUSSER SAYEED

Nusser comes with over 25 years of experience in the education sector and has taught in Pakistan and the UK. She has also acquired specialized training and experience working towards the professional development of teachers. Nusser holds a Bachelor of Arts from the St. Joseph’s College for Women. She is a passionate writer who cares deeply about the content children read and has authored over 13 children’s books. Earlier, Nusser worked as Consultant for SABAQ and Director, Training and Support for Teach for Pakistan. She is fond of collecting articles of junk and converting them into lamps to satisfy part of her creative streak!

Erum Kazi sama

Director, Fundraising and Programs

Erum

Erum comes with over 9+ years of experience in the development sector. She has extensive experience in design and implementation of programs, fundraising and communications. Erum holds a bachelor’s in marketing and communications from the Institute of Business Management. Erum is a travel enthusiast and believes that the best way to improve the world is through empowering children through tools of critical thinking and helping them to aspire to be the best version of themselves.

Nabiya

Nabiya Maniar

Branding and Communications Lead

Nabiya has dedicated over a decade of her career to the education sector. She has held various roles and comes with over 2 years of experience in marketing and communications.Nabiya holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Karachi. Nabiya is passionate about empowering women and children and promoting social change. She is a strong advocate for children’s right to education, particularly for girls who face significant barriers to accessing education. Despite her lack of singing ability, Nabiya enjoys singing as a way to express herself creatively and destress!

Ayesha Hussain

Ayesha Hussain

Project Lead

Ayesha is an MPhil, Education Leadership and Management Program Candidate at Lahore University of Management Sciences. She holds a BS in Social Sciences and Liberal Arts from the IBA. Ayesha comes with over 3 years of experience in the education and health sector. Recently, she has completed the highly sought Teach for Pakistan Fellowship. Ayesha’s area of professional interest is the socioemotional development and learning of young children for larger social benefits. Interestingly as a child, Ayesha used to believe that ‘gunpoint’ was an actual place!

Farid Ul Hassan

Program Administrator and Community Liaison Officer

Farid Ul Hassan

Farid ul Hasan holds a Master’s in Social Work from University of Karachi. He has been associated with GoRead.pk since October 2021. Earlier, Farid worked as the GoReader for Kahaani Sawaari Program at Shah Faisal Colony and conducted over 420 read aloud story sessions with children in 25 locations of the said community. Over the past five years, Farid has undertaken multiple projects including multi-genre writing, newsletter editing & translation, data analysis & report writing. Despite not being his mother tongue, he is quite proficient at Urdu and has a deep appreciation for Persian music.

Saba Imtiaz

Finance Lead

saba Imtiaz

Saba Imtiaz comes with over 12 years of experience in accounts and finance. She is an ACMA finalist from the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan and holds a Master of Economics from University of Karachi. Saba has worked as the Manager Finance Special Projects, Aman Foundation and previously as Manager, Finance at Teach for Pakistan. Apart from her work, Saba is passionate about traveling and loves to eat out!

Community Liaison Officers

Sabeer Ahmed

Sabeer Ahmed

Kahaani Sawaari, Lyari

Sabeer Ahmed is an inspirational young leader and social activist from Lyari. He has been working as a theater artist, trainer and facilitator for the past 5 years. Sabeer is the Founder and CEO of “Dreams of Youth.” His mission is to bring a positive change in youth through various mediums including theater programs, seminars, and training programs.

Fatima Sabeer

Fatima Sabeer

Chunri Readers Book Club, Lyari

Fatima Sabeer is a public speaker & social activist from Lyari. She completed her Bachelors in Arts from Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari (BBSUL). Fatima is currently associated with the Dreams of Youth Welfare Society as the Joint Secretary. She is passionate about her community and started off her career volunteering as a teacher. Over the years, she has conducted many sessions in schools and community centers.

Kahaani Sawaari GoReaders

Noman Rafiq

GoReader, Lyari

Noman Rafiq

Noman is a professional footballer and storyteller. He is fond of writing and is passionate about working for his community. Noman believes in bringing positive change in the community through education and extracurricular activities.