Team

CEO Message

“GoRead.pk began with the broad idea of bringing joy into children’s lives through story read-aloud sessions. Most children in Pakistan, particularly those in underprivileged communities are experiencing a childhood devoid of storytelling, a necessary ingredient for emotional well-being. And yet, we have literate caring adults all around us who would like to promote education. Hence, I decided to uberise the concept, and create a simple and scalable story read aloud programme, that would connect volunteers with children in underserved communities in their neighborhoods

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Board of Directors

Maha Rehman

Maha Rehman is a development professional with over 20 years of diverse, cross-sectoral experience in the non-profit sector as well as the corporate sector with her expertise in Monitoring & Evaluation, Research, Strategy and Organizational Development. Maha holds Board positions at Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, NUR Foundation, NUR International University and GoRead.pk, Karachi, Pakistan. Maha is the co-founder, Senior Technical Advisor, Strategy, M&E expert at NUR Center for Research and Policy (NCRP), an entity of NUR Foundation and the technical research arm of Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. She is also serving as Senior Technical Advisor to the Vice Chancellor’s Office at NUR International University (NIU). NIU is accredited by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and chartered by the Government of Punjab. Her areas of expertise are Health, Education, Integrated Community Development and women’s empowerment.

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

Rabia Wafa Khan is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Engro Polymers & Chemicals Ltd. She graduated from the Institute of Business Administration and later earned her master’s degree from Golden Gate University.

Saadia Mirza

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

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

BA St Joseph’s College, Karachi

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 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 a Consultant for SABAQ and as Director of training and Support for Teach for Pakistan.

ERUM KAZI

Director- Fundraising & Programs

Erum Kazi comes with over 9+ years of experience in the development sector. She has extensive experience in designing and implementation of Programs, fundraising and communications. Erum holds a Bachelors in Marketing and Communications from Institute of Business Management.

Farid Ul Hassan Usama

Program Administrator & Community Liaison Officer

Farid Ul Hassan holds a Masters in Social work from University of Karachi. He has been associated with GoRead.pk since October 2021. Farid served as a GoReader for Kahani Sawaari Program at Shah Faisal Colony and conducted 420+ read aloud story sessions with children in 25+ locations of the said community. For the past five years of his professional and volunteer experiences, Farid has undertaken multiple projects including multi-genre writing, editing and translation, quantitative research and inventory management. He has also conducted various sessions, seminars and workshops.

Sabeer Ahmed

Community Liaison Officer, Lyari

Sabeer is an energetic and inspirational young leader and social activist from Karachi, acknowledged by many institutes and stakeholders for his dedicated and valuable contribution to Positive Youth and Community Engagement. He is also the CEO/founder of “Dreams of Youth welfare society” in Lyari, striving to bring peace through education, theatre, workshops, training programs, seminars, and many other events. He’s also a theatre artist, trainer, and facilitator for 7 years, as well as volunteering at Lyari say Yaari (Kiran Foundation). Sabeer also co-trains with Azm-e-Naujawan

Noman Rafiq

Kahaani Sawaari GoReader, Lyari

Noman Rafique, our star Kahani Sawari GoReader serves as a football coach and has actively participated as a volunteer at many Dreams of Youth Projects in Lyari. Noman came on board with us in 2022, and since then he has successfully conducted over 700 read-aloud sessions across 35 locations in Lyari.

HIBA SHAIKH

Program Associate

With a Master’s degree in Social Sciences and having over two years of editorial experience at a publishing house, Hiba has honed her skills in content coordination, project management, and research. Presently, she contributes her expertise to GoRead.pk as a Programs Associate, providing essential backend support for program operations.

ADAN SHAIKH

Creative Designer And Illustrator

Adan Shaikh is a Karachi-based illustrator and interdisciplinary artist. Adan Shaikh graduated from Indus Valley School Of Art And Architecture in 2022 with an overall distinction in Bachelor of Fine Arts. She majored in miniature painting and new media art. Here at GoRead.pk, she works as a creative designer and illustrator. Adan has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. Adan has previously worked with UCL (University College of London), LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences), British Council and Orenda.