The story of Architect Jalal Sherazi, from an ordinary person to a Speaker of the House of one of the leading youth Platforms in Pakistan and member of the Provincial Youth Assembly (PYA). Central Coordinator, Reham Khan Foundation. His sheer dedication in working towards the achievement of his goals and his determination to keep moving ahead despite hurdles and adversities made him what he is today. This is an exclusive story of Jalal and it is covered by DJ Kamal Mustafa (EMEA TRIBUNE).
Story of Architect Jalal Sherazi
Jalal began his primary education in his hometown (Hangu), Pakistan, and is basically from Orakazai Agency FATA. He completed his Matric in 2011 from Uswa College Islamabad. He completed his FSC in 2013 from Islamia College Peshawar. BS Architecture from the University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Abbottabad Campus. His struggle has to be channeled into the nature of life, and a man could only be called a hero if he lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing his valuable goals.
The circumstances of his upbringing were not so promising yet his ambitions were as high as the sky. When he was 5 years old his town was attacked by some of the extremists and their houses were looted. After that incident he faced a big financial problem and he decided to leave school and start working, then his father helped him a lot in his schooling and During his school life he started extracurricular activities and started his social life from the 2005 Earthquake in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan when he was just 09, and then helped in back to back catastrophes/disasters in Balochistan, Pakistan Earthquake in 2005 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa flood in 2010.
In 2011 Jalal Sherazi attended Youth Training and Youth Leadership conferences 2011 and has been allowed to express autonomy and leadership skills to make positive community changes. He has learned to be more professional than he thought he was capable of and to provide moral and technical support for the youth. By working with youth and youth-related issues, he gained real-life and field-work experience and has co-learned with youth that everything that requires structural change is a process that requires time, hard work, dedication, and patience. He joined the “Provincial youth Assembly in 2011”.
It’s a platform for the “Youths” where they cannot only groom and enhance their interests and talents but also can utilize them towards something productive for the betterment of our nation and country. The Provincial Youth Assembly (PYA) provides an opportunity for young minds to learn about politics, democracy, social work, and the parliamentary system in the best learning environment. Since joining this platform he has attended different sessions at PYA. He has worked on education, peace, child labor, and youth leadership ethics.
In 2014 he was awarded the best youth MPA award. He was also nominated for the National Peace Award in USA 2015 and was also nominated for the All Pakistan Peace Entrepreneur Award in 2015. He is the winner of the Best social Activist Award 2015. He is the winner of the Youth Achiever Award 2016 and also won the All Pakistan Peace Entrepreneur Award 2016.
He has 5 years of work experience with various youth and sociology-cultural organizations. These organizations are Manager, Dost Welfare Foundation, Provincial Youth Assembly KP, The Center for Human Rights Education Pakistan, School of Leadership, Society, etc. He has worked in child education and career counseling. Apart from that he also has worked for Peace in his area Hangu which is the area most affected by terrorism.
Jalal has visited hospitals to see the victims of the Army Public School attack. For the sake of peace, many awareness sessions have been arranged and he protested strongly against terrorism along with his fellows. Education is important to build a nation strong, and he helped many students to get admissions in schools and fulfilled their basic requirements. He also visited a special person’s school and distributed books among them. Moreover, he has arranged camps for IDPs and gathered donations for them. He says,
I believe that youth awareness pieces of training are very fruitful to make them a good person in society and I have given many interviews regarding this to the media.
According to Architect Jalal Sherazi, he learned that the overall health of individuals is not solely based on the individual, but rather, it is influenced by many environmental factors, such as socioeconomic and policy conditions. Through the Provincial Youth Assembly (PYA), he developed the appropriate skills to act for civic and social change to achieve safer and more positive communities for youth, the undeserved, and for everyone. PYA allowed him to express himself as a community leader, social and youth activist. I also owned a business of Architecture, Construction, property At Islamabad, with the name “Sherazi And Bangash Architects”.
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