When I heard this news, I remember talking to my husband and saying, “I want to make every child in Pakistan meditate”. Meditation seemed like the only obvious answer in that moment.
This is neat - alumni from AKU-ISMC have set up an Urdu-English meditation platform to help people cope with the crisis of uncertainty and lockdown. We make a big deal about training future leaders in AKU-ISMC and sometimes that means people who have obvious positions of authority, like politicians, diplomats, scholars or entrepreneurs, but sometimes it means taking a lead in more personal capacities to try and make things better for others.
I'm truly impressed and humbled by Tehmina Mansoor and Zohaib Zuby. They are definitely demonstrating the kind of leadership that makes me proud to be part of AKU.
Dr. Stephen Lyon
Professor of Anthropology and Head of Educational Programmes at the ISMC, Aga Khan University,
London, United Kingdom