Aalam Bibi Trust
Farah Deeba Akram
Farah Deeba Akram is an inspiring social entrepreneur, writer, and educationist with sixteen years of experience in the field of education, empowerment, and social awareness among various socio-economic strata of Pakistan. She has earned an MS degree with a specialization in Islamic Feminism and a Ph.D. in Gender and Literature.
Farah is leading and nurturing her brainchild community development model “Aalam Bibi Trust (ABT)” which she founded in 2005, in a suburban area of Lahore. Farah has been implementing many projects and programs of integrated development since its inception. She has initiated a Secondary School, Inclusive Education Program for Kids with Special Needs, Tertiary & Vocational Training Program, Parent Training Program, Hygienic and Subsidized Food Progam, Interest-Free Micro-Finance, and Health Care Facilities under the umbrella of ABT.
In 2011, after being selected as a “non-official visitor of Lahore Prisons” by the Government of Punjab, she started the welfare programs for prisoners. She conducted counseling sessions and provided free education and legal assistance to poor prisoners. In June 2012, she was honored to be the first youngest Executive Member of PSWRS, which is the pioneer institute of mentally challenged children of Pakistan. Since 2013, she is a member of Eisaar Trust as a supervisor of a literacy program. Additionally, she is the founder and mediator of an intellectual forum Dargah. The forum has been providing the social space for the inculcation of literary discourse and critical thinking in youth since 2004.
Currently, she is working on a mega project of a purpose-built school for Aalam Bibi which will be four stories building on 12 Kanal land near Chungi Amar Sidhu, Lahore.