Imran Khans visit to the Abruzzi school

 DSC_0189_resizeThe village of Siankhor in the Shigar valley, sits on the road to Askoli, the starting point to treks in Pakistan's Karakorum mountain range. It is home to the Abruzzi Higher Secondary School, which was visited by Imran Khan, chairman PTI, along with Jahangir Tareen, on September 3, 2012. Delighted to have Mr. Imran Khan amidst them, the students of the school and the people of Shigar valley gave them a rousing welcome. Continue reading

The Shabbir Science Lab at the Abruzzi School

I met Amjad Shabbir in the summer of 2011 via a young man in Islamabad who was trying to connect me to ‘real ‘ people – who would truly help fund the Abruzzi school garden project.

I made the cold call and introduced myself, then emailed Amjad the Abruzzi school story and all else i do…he arranged to meet me almost immediately after. A few days later my first encounter with him and his assistant Aniqa Yaqoob impressed me as ‘real’ people – sincere, committed, and driven. Somehow to me his bald head was a tell tale sign of left overs from cancer…his demeanor calm and sure…with an underlying sense of humor peppered with a strong faith.

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