Pakistani-American journalist Saeed Sheikh receives the prestigious Global Seven Outstanding Humanitarian Award. Mumtaz Nawaz, representing the Houston Trade Development Council, presented the award in recognition of Sheikh’s remarkable global leadership and his pivotal role in bestowing a world-renowned humanitarian distinction upon the vibrant city of Houston.
The Global G7 Award, reserved for seven exceptional individuals based in Houston, serves as a testament to their outstanding contributions and achievements in various fields on the global stage. Saeed Sheikh, a recipient of this esteemed accolade, expressed his gratitude, saying, “I am humbled and grateful for the recognition, and I thank the Lord for his blessings.” His words reflect the humility and appreciation for the honor bestowed upon him.
During the awards ceremony, Sheikh took a moment to extend his appreciation to key figures who played significant roles in his journey. He thanked Javed Anwar, a prominent businessman, and acknowledged the support from the Mayor’s Office for Trade and Development.
Sheikh also expressed his gratitude to individuals collaborating with Indonesia, Japan, Liberia, Angola, and Burkina Faso, as well as G7 committee member Wellhausen, Council President Cynthia Blandford, Murad Ajani, and other distinguished leaders and officials from various governance sectors who participated in the ceremony.
In another news, Sister Zeph, a Pakistani teacher, emerged as the recipient of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2023. This prestigious accolade, presented in collaboration with UNESCO and in partnership with Dubai Cares, acknowledges Sister Zeph’s extraordinary dedication to educating underprivileged children.
At the age of 13, she initiated her own school in the courtyard of her home, providing free education to over 200 children whose parents couldn’t afford fees. Over the course of 26 years, the school has evolved into a thriving institution housed in a new building, symbolizing hope for countless underprivileged children.
Sister Zeph’s transformative impact extends beyond the classroom. Beyond teaching, she runs self-defense classes for girls, offers financial aid to families facing the dilemma of education versus bills, and operates a vocational center empowering over 6,000 women with skills in ICT, textiles, and English.