Fellow Since 2004
Bright Education Society (BES)
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This description of Abdul Waheed's work was prepared when Abdul Waheed was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Ashoka is saddened to report that Fellow Abdul Waheed was killed on May 13, 2013. Abdul was creating opportunities for a modern education in the poor, urban localities in Pakistan, particularly through working with children studying in madrassas. Abdul Waheed leverages the hundreds of Islamic religious schools in Pakistan to meet the educational demands of modern society, creating new opportunities for poor children to learn mathematics, writing, and computer skills.
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