The young, passionate team of BU students that won the @hultprizebu competition last night and will be moving on to the @hult_prize regionals in Boston. Madrasatech is a non conformal education platform that uses a raspberry pi to bring education to young Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. The team met during
a 3-week interdisciplinary humanitarian engineering course in Lebanon over the summer of 2018. Since then, they have been working hard at taking forth Madrasatech. Education, the team believes, is essential to future employment. And, they want to address this for children in refugee settlements who are in the danger of soon becoming a lost generation.
An evening that was all that and more! Super thankful to the teams, everyone person who pitched in and my rockstar mentor.
So i have been nominated by my friend @mahamsyed to share 10 #funfacts about me. 👉 beauty blogging is my hobby but by profession i am an educationist and a dietitian.
👉inherited a passion for photography from my father (need to professionally learn photography sometime in life)
👉i can sing and play a musical instrument i.e sittar.
👉i am looking for a female tutor who can teach me to play guitar (if u know of anyone in lahore please do let me know)
👉i am quite desi and have old school views and concepts about life. 👉i can not imagine a life out side of pakistan. Love my country way too much with all its problems and faults
👉first thing i notice about a person is the way they talk. Thats the only thing that can impress me. 👉 i was the sports captain in my school (nobody belives it now cause i have become a very lazy person)
👉my favorite series of all times are desperate housewives, house MD and greys anatomy
👉i am saraiki speaking and speak sindhi and punjabi as well (apart from urdu and english of course)
Wow, i found it difficult to state 10 (not so fun) facts about myself lol. I further nominate @glamnglorryblog@mehreensheryarmua And @ambreenjamal to share 10 fun facts about themselves.
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“I grew up listening to stories of my dad hustling to find work & support his family. He did a lot of odd jobs before finding something stable.
Even though my parents struggled, they never expected me to find something ‘stable’. Our dinner talks were about ‘What does Prajakta want to be today?’ On some days I wanted to be an interior designer, on others I wanted to be a doctor.
Then in 6th grade I decided that I want to be a RJ. For years I prepped for it–it was my plan A. But when I interned with a radio channel right out of college, I quickly realised plan A had crashed, because I was a fairly bad RJ & It was too monotonous. But I got lucky–I found the right people there who pushed me to start my YouTube channel. And that’s when it began. I made a video on ‘10 hilarious words Delhiites use’, which took off! In 2 months I went from 3 K subscribers to 30 K!
It wasn’t always rosy–I experienced a lull in my work. I crawled to get more subscribers! My content became irrelevant. I got lazy & I thought of quitting entirely–I couldn’t do it anymore.
But my team stepped in & gave me a fresh outlook. They told me to make my content more relatable. Then I made a video called ‘types of people on whatsapp groups’– that was the turning point. We went from 200k subscribers last September to 3 Million this December! I realised that everything in life doesn’t go smoothly, but you have to get out of the rut!
There were negative comments too–I was compared to other YouTubers. But I knew I was doing something worthwhile because my audience told me what they wanted, & I listened. They even said that I look better without makeup– loving me for who I was. I took it in & began making videos in my pyjamas.
I love my job now because no day is the same. Yesterday, I had my tea in Amritsar, breakfast in Delhi, lunch in Pune & dinner in Mumbai. All because of the people who helped me–starting with my parents, then with my team who became my sounding board & most importantly- my audience. I went from being an intern at a Radio station to being speaking at the UN & meeting President Obama, all because of my support system–They keep me ‘mostly’ sane.”