Episode 179 – Why trauma informed schools are a necessity in Pakistan | Kiran Foundation

In this episode, Uzair talks to Sabina Khatri about her work in Lyari, where she has spent over two decades investing in the education of a young generation of citizens. We talked about how and why Sabina began working in Lyari, the ways in which trauma hardens young children, especially men, and how community engagement and education can help birth a new generation of leaders who have deep empathy and a passion to change things.

Sabina Khatri is the visionary Founder of Kiran Foundation (KF), a non-profit organization she established in response to a distressing incident of child abuse and domestic violence. Guided by an unyielding commitment to creating positive change, Sabina’s journey began in 2004 and has since evolved into a transformative force in Lyari.

KF’s innovative Mother and Child, Trauma-Informed Education System, rooted in values such as compassion, ownership, responsibility, and empathy, reflects Sabina’s dedication to holistic growth for both mothers and children. Over a decade of direct community involvement underscores her mission to provide marginalized families with a nurturing environment and quality education, transcending socio-economic barriers.

In 2020, she was awarded the ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz’ by the government of Pakistan.

You can learn more about the Kiran Foundation here – www.kiranfoundation.org

Reading recommendations:
– Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
– When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress by Gabor Maté
– Dibs in Search of Self by Virginia Axline
– The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg