Our partners in Diamond Challenge Pakistan hosted their preliminary rounds at the Girls High School “Hala” in February. Nine teams from 9th and 10th grades competed.The top 4 teams then presented their concepts to Mr. Javed Hussain, Executive Director of the Sindh Community Foundation. His feedback was very positive for all teams and he quickly recognized that the issues of a lack of computers and technology available to the students as well as the limited entrepreneurship education for female high school students in Pakistan was indeed a problem and that the Diamond Challenge was helpful in addressing this.
Even through these obstacles, a team comprised of Aliza, Konain, and Sidra, all in the 9th grade, placed first in the preliminary round. We are so excited to have the opportunity to meet them soon here in Delaware and learn more about their business concept and their lives in Pakistan.