Meet the people making it happen
Asiya is the founder of Change Makers of Pakistan. After she spent 5 months volunteering at a school and orphanage in Surkhet Nepal, Asiya came back to the US and wanted to give back to her birthplace.
She started reaching out to various organizations in Pakistan to find a partner. One morning she realized how inspired and hopeful she felt after having met so many people making a difference in Pakistan. That’s how Change Makers of Pakistan was started. On Pakistan’s 70th independence day last year, the first Change Maker’s video was published.
Asiya wants to turn Change Makers of Pakistan into more than a social media name. She wants to create future change makers and empower the current change makers.
director of media
Uzair is a passionate videographer, he covers all types of events but his passion lies in working with non-profits. Uzair runs his own business called “Karak Studios”. Uzair is responsible for interviewing all change makers, and editing and producing the interviews. He has made several videos and short documentaries for various organizations, including USAID and CHANAN. Uzair is determined to help Change Makers grow and reach their full potential by sharing their stories with the world.
maryam afzal madni
director of operations
Maryam “Maddy” is a dynamic personality from Lahore. She is involved in several social impact projects and leads the effort to discover Change Makers. Her primary responsibilities include talent hunt and finding the Change Makers, along with coordinating schedules with the candidates as well as managing daily operations in Pakistan. Maddy travels all over Pakistan to find and interview Change Makers and assists in video production. Maddy is also an entrepreneur and runs her own printing company. She is very passionate about Pakistan’s growth and enjoys meeting people and learning about their passions and wants to grow Change Makers rapidly.
Kelsey Huse is a Web Developer and Coding Instructor living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has a passion for education, healthcare, and civic-focused projects. She has strong skills in building relationships, engaging in critical conversations, and solving problems. She is involved with Techgirlz, Belmont Charter School, Coded by Kids, and Byte-Sized Labs in Philadelphia to introduce coding and technology to underrepresented groups in the tech world. She believes education is the most effective tool to change the world. She is the secretary of Change Makers of Pakistan and feel passionately about the direction the organization is headed in. She coordinates meetings, organizes the action list and ensures people stay on task.