Friday, June 21, 2013

Ammara Farooq Malik

Mrs. Ammara Farooq Malik graduated from Kinnaird College, Lahore in 1997. She got married as a law student, after which she completed not only her law degree and a Masters in Politics from the University of the Punjab but also an LL.M. from the University of London in the midst of having two children, juggling her professional life, her continuing education, her passion for writing, her passion for making a home and above all, her daughter’s severe blood disorder and eventual bone marrow transplants.
In November 2008, she founded the Seeds of Education,Policy & Legal Awareness Association. In January 2010, she became the President and C.E.O. of the SEPLAA Foundation which has its social media think tank: the Seeds of Education, Policy & Legal Awareness Association (SEPLAA), becoming a growing positive institution for bringing Pakistanis together on a global platform to discuss health, environment, empowerment, socio legal reform in Pakistan and for promoting the positive image of Pakistan internationally with chapters in the U.K., U.S, Canada, India and U.A.E.
As a mother,  charged by her daughter Amal’s ordeal and the lack of bone marrow transplant facilities in Lahore, Mrs. Malik collaborated with the San Matteo Hospital in Pavia, Italy to bring the same facilities that saved her daughter, to the leukemia and Thalassemia patients in Lahore. She gives free guidance to patients of blood disorders and those who require bone marrow transplants.
She is also a strong advocate of the SEPLAA health awareness campaign ‘Save a life, save a generation’ in which she coined the slogan promoting the importance of pre marital blood screening in couples to help avoid Thalassemia, HIV and Hepatitis, and speaks on various media channels and educational forums to discuss the same.
Mrs. Malik has over thirteen years of professional experience as a law professor, social entrepreneur, entrepreneur, leadership and communication skills trainer, freelance journalist for The Express Tribune and has free lanced opinion and legal articles to several newspapers. She is also a High Court Advocate who has practiced as a corporate lawyer, is on the Advisory Board of ‘The Jurists’, an Indian Socio Legal academic organization, and is presently the Managing Partner in Wyne Malik Consultants, a development consultancy.
She is also the Editor-in Chief of ‘Impact SEPLAA’ and is on the Advisory Board of the SEPLAA Young Leaders’ Club.
Mrs. Malik is also presently directing the development of the International online training workshop on ‘Peacebuilding and Conflict Management’ in collaboration with the New York University to empower youth in Pakistan.
Mrs. Ammara Malik regularly gives seminars and speeches in conferences on ‘leadership’ and ‘women empowerment’.


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  1. As a mother, charged by her daughter Amal’s ordeal and the lack of bone marrow transplant facilities in Lahore, Mrs. Malik collaborated with the San Matteo Hospital in Pavia???
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