Fellow Since 1999
This description of Qurat-Ul-Ain Bakhtiari's work was prepared when Qurat-Ul-Ain Bakhtiari was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
Quratul Ain wants to transform the approach to educating people whose job it is to articulate and act on the needs of local communities. She wants to move the field to more in-depth analysis of local community needs and away from the top-down, donor driven orientation that characterizes too much of the preparation for community work offered by Pakistan's schools.
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