Leadership & Board

Discover the passion and expertise driving our impact in Education.

Message from our Founder & President

When I started Zindagi Trust, I had a vision to improve the lives of children across Pakistan. We have evolved as an organisation over the years, starting from educating working children to turning around government schools to now focusing on reforming the education system. I am proud of the change we have been able to bring about, both in creating models that give a reason to believe and in achieving gains in school governance or child protection through our advocacy. I hope and pray and work every day to make sure we continue to adapt to best serve our children.

Shehzad Roy

Message from our Chief Academic Officer

Without doubt, with our children lies the future of our society. I firmly believe in the role education plays in social justice. To this end, it is crucial for us to make 'quality' education accessible and to adopt a more holistic approach to teaching and learning. We need to support our children's well-being, encourage socio-emotional learning, develop key competencies and values alongside strong academic foundations that will allow them to be champions. I am honored to be part of Zindagi Trust where I can continue to advocate for educational reform.

Dr. Aamna Pasha
Message from our Founder & President
When I started Zindagi Trust, I had a vision to improve the lives of children across Pakistan. We have evolved as an organisation over the years, starting from educating working children to turning around government schools to now focusing on reforming the education system. I am proud of the change we have been able to bring about, both in creating models that give a reason to believe and in achieving gains in school governance or child protection through our advocacy. I hope and pray and work every day to make sure we continue to adapt to best serve our children.

Shehzad Roy
Message from our Chief Academic Officer
Without doubt, with our children lies the future of our society. I firmly believe in the role education plays in social justice. To this end, it is crucial for us to make 'quality' education accessible and to adopt a more holistic approach to teaching and learning. We need to support our children's well-being, encourage socio-emotional learning, develop key competencies and values alongside strong academic foundations that will allow them to be champions. I am honored to be part of Zindagi Trust where I can continue to advocate for educational reform.

Dr. Aamna Pasha

Tajwar Hashmi – ACA
CFO & Director Operations
Syed Tajwar Hashmi leads Zindagi Trust’s finance and operations. In his role he oversees the organisations revenue growth, human resources, facility management and procurement, compliance and risk management functions to ensure the highest level of fiscal accountability and transparency at the Trust. Prior to joining Zindagi Trust, Tajwar has 15 years of demonstrated history of working in the sectors of International Trade, Hospitality and Tourism, Education, and Retail in Middle East and Pakistan with the ability to streamline business operations that drive growth and increase efficiency. Tajwar began his career in the assurance group of A.F.Ferguson & Co. (PwC) as an auditor of Manufacturing, FMCGs, NGOs, Asset Management and Banking companies. Tajwar is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.
Syed Tajwar Hashmi leads Zindagi Trust’s finance and operations. In his role he oversees the organisations revenue growth, human resources, facility management and procurement, compliance and risk management functions to ensure the highest level of fiscal accountability and transparency at the Trust. Prior to joining Zindagi Trust, Tajwar has 15 years of demonstrated history of working in the sectors of International Trade, Hospitality and Tourism, Education, and Retail in Middle East and Pakistan with the ability to streamline business operations that drive growth and increase efficiency. Tajwar began his career in the assurance group of A.F.Ferguson & Co. (PwC) as an auditor of Manufacturing, FMCGs, NGOs, Asset Management and Banking companies. Tajwar is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.


Dr. Aamna Pasha
Chief Academic Officer
Aamna Pasha is the Chief Academic Officer of Zindagi Trust where she is responsible for the academic oversight of two of the largest government schools adopted under a public private partnership. In her role Aamna helps to set strategic direction for Zindagi Trusts academic programmes and partnerships. Aamna completed her PhD from the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL), England. Her research interests include global education, global citizenship, and global skills from the context of the global south. Aamna completed her Masters of Arts from the same institution in Development Education and her Bachelors degree from the University Of Waterloo, Canada where she majored in Psychology and Business Management. With over 10 years of experience in the field of education, Aamna has worked extensively in the areas on skill and competency development, use of technology in education, community based approaches to improving the quality of teaching and learning and on teacher professional development. Aamna has previously held leadership roles at Durbeen, Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan University Examination Board.
Aamna Pasha is the Chief Academic Officer of Zindagi Trust where she is responsible for the academic oversight of two of the largest government schools adopted under a public private partnership. In her role Aamna helps to set strategic direction for Zindagi Trusts academic programmes and partnerships. Aamna completed her PhD from the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL), England. Her research interests include global education, global citizenship, and global skills from the context of the global south. Aamna completed her Masters of Arts from the same institution in Development Education and her Bachelors degree from the University Of Waterloo, Canada where she majored in Psychology and Business Management. With over 10 years of experience in the field of education, Aamna has worked extensively in the areas on skill and competency development, use of technology in education, community based approaches to improving the quality of teaching and learning and on teacher professional development. Aamna has previously held leadership roles at Durbeen, Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan University Examination Board.


Faiq Ahmed
Senior Marketing & Resource Development Manager
Faiq oversees Zindagi Trust’s resource development, communications and marketing department, playing a key role in developing and achieving Zindagi Trust’s strategic marketing plan, resource development and brand objectives to further strengthen brand recognition and organization’s mission on a global scale. Before joining Zindagi Trust, Faiq has an experience of over 8 years of working in the advertising industry with Pakistan’s biggest FMCG Brands and currently teaches as a visiting faculty at Iqra University & Ziauddin College of Media Sciences. He also holds various Digital Media certifications from Google (Blue & Green Belt), Meta, HubSpot, Coursera & UNSW Sydney.
Faiq oversees Zindagi Trust’s resource development, communications and marketing department, playing a key role in developing and achieving Zindagi Trust’s strategic marketing plan, resource development and brand objectives to further strengthen brand recognition and organization’s mission on a global scale. Before joining Zindagi Trust, Faiq has an experience of over 8 years of working in the advertising industry with Pakistan’s biggest FMCG Brands and currently teaches as a visiting faculty at Iqra University & Ziauddin College of Media Sciences. He also holds various Digital Media certifications from Google (Blue & Green Belt), Meta, HubSpot, Coursera & UNSW Sydney.

Meet Our Team

Our team's passion and expertise are essential for fulfilling
our mission of creating positive change in society.

Azam Shamsi
Finance Manager – Reporting and Compliance
Daina Saimon
Assistant Accounts Manager
Zain ul Abdeen
Assistant Manager – IT Development
Nisma Iqbal
Assistant Manager Programs – Shangla
Umair Khan
Assistant Manager HR
Sharjeel Afridi
IT and Procurement Executive
Aatika Saleem
Program Officer – Special Programs and Advocacy
Namir Roziani
Marketing and Communications Executive
Maliha Jalal
Project Officer – Resource
Waleed Khalid
Accounts Officer
Syeda Amna Arif
Program Officer - SGS

Shehzad Roy
Founder & President
Shehzad Roy is a Pakistani singer-songwriter, musician, activist, social worker and humanitarian. In 2005, he received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for his sociopolitical music and his contribution to the field of education reform. He has also received the Sitara-e-Eisaar for his contribution to the relief efforts for earthquake in Kashmir. In 2018, he received the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his work in education reform through advocacy, especially for his work on the integration of Child Protection into the provincial curriculum of Sindh. In 2021, not only the Sindh Government approved a new "Teacher Performance Evaluation" format developed by Zindagi Trust for Government Teachers across the province but also the National Assembly recognized his efforts and passed a law criminalizing Corporal Punishment . He is also the Goodwill Ambassador for United Nation Population and Family Planning (UNFP).
Shehzad Roy is a Pakistani singer-songwriter, musician, activist, social worker and humanitarian. In 2005, he received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for his sociopolitical music and his contribution to the field of education reform. He has also received the Sitara-e-Eisaar for his contribution to the relief efforts for earthquake in Kashmir. In 2018, he received the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his work in education reform through advocacy, especially for his work on the integration of Child Protection into the provincial curriculum of Sindh. In 2021, not only the Sindh Government approved a new "Teacher Performance Evaluation" format developed by Zindagi Trust for Government Teachers across the province but also the National Assembly recognized his efforts and passed a law criminalizing Corporal Punishment . He is also the Goodwill Ambassador for United Nation Population and Family Planning (UNFP).


Khalid Mahmood
Trustee
In addition to serving on the board of Zindagi Trust, Khalid Mahmood is the Managing Director & CEO of Getz Pharma Pvt. Ltd . From 2013 to 2015, he has also contributed his services as the former President of the World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan (WWF-P). He was recently awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan for his contribution to improve the health and economic well-being of Pakistan.
In addition to serving on the board of Zindagi Trust, Khalid Mahmood is the Managing Director & CEO of Getz Pharma Pvt. Ltd . From 2013 to 2015, he has also contributed his services as the former President of the World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan (WWF-P). He was recently awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan for his contribution to improve the health and economic well-being of Pakistan.


Nazim Hussain Haji
Trustee
Nazim Haji is the Co-Chairman of The Cancer Foundation and Director of Sahil Welfare Association as well as the Vice President of the Limbless Foundation Pakistan. He serves on the governing body of Infaq Foundation, the Centre for Development of Social Services and is also a Trustee of Aitemaad Pakistan Trust. Nazim was also one of founding members of the Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) & was awarded Sitar-e-Shujaat in 1993 for his efforts as the Chief of CPLC.
Nazim Haji is the Co-Chairman of The Cancer Foundation and Director of Sahil Welfare Association as well as the Vice President of the Limbless Foundation Pakistan. He serves on the governing body of Infaq Foundation, the Centre for Development of Social Services and is also a Trustee of Aitemaad Pakistan Trust. Nazim was also one of founding members of the Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) & was awarded Sitar-e-Shujaat in 1993 for his efforts as the Chief of CPLC.


Numan Ahmed Nabi
Trustee
Numan Nabi leads one of the largest communications groups in Pakistan & is the CEO of The Brand Partnership Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Board of Trustee at Organization for Social Development Initiatives and is one of the founding members of Friends of Cardiac Surgery. Being a staunch advocate of quality education, he has been actively supporting the efforts of Zindagi Trust in reforming public schools across Pakistan.
Numan Nabi leads one of the largest communications groups in Pakistan & is the CEO of The Brand Partnership Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Board of Trustee at Organization for Social Development Initiatives and is one of the founding members of Friends of Cardiac Surgery. Being a staunch advocate of quality education, he has been actively supporting the efforts of Zindagi Trust in reforming public schools across Pakistan.

USA


Zindagi Trust Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization in the United States of America & is eligible to receive Tax-Deductible Charitable Contributions (Tax ID: 20-1287010)
GuideStar Profile - Zindagi Trust Inc

Office Address: Zindagi Trust USA, 9406 Wickham Way, Orlando, FL 32836

Phone: 847-879-1020

Email: usa@zindagitrust.org

Director: Mr. Mumtaz Mir

Director (Voluntary Basis): Mr. Khalid Qureishi


Canada


Zindagi Trust Canada is registered as a Non-Profit Organization (NPO) in Canada (Corporation No. 1158466-9)
Registration Details - Zindagi Trust Canada

Office Address: Zindagi Trust Canada, 121 Ashdale Road, Brampton, ON, L6Y 5N2, Canada

Email: canada@zindagitrust.org

Please note that donations to Zindagi Trust in Canada are not yet tax deductible. Donors based in Canada requiring tax credits can donate through IDRF, a top 100 Canadian charity, which accepts donations online on our behalf and are a registered charity able to provide tax receipts. Please note that to make a donation via this method you must check the option to "Make this gift on behalf of an organization" and write in Zindagi Trust as the designated charity.

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