Every day, she travels more than 30 km to learn a skill that she feels will change her life. Imtiaz Bibi is currently a student at the Kaarvan Crafts Training Institute. But that is not all that sets her apart. Imtiaz’s story is one that goes beyond covering lengthy distances and a thirst for knowledge. There was a time when Imtiaz was not allowed to go out of the house. She was living hand to mouth, and had no viable saving options. However, Imtiaz fought against the system and became a literacy trainer for a skills program at the Kaarvan Training Institute.
Today, Imtiaz joins the training institute as a trainee of the fashion designing course. Her move from a trainer to a trainee is one fueled by a yearning to grow, be better and do more for society around her. While the distance from Imtiaz’s home to the institute is 30 km, it seems that her journey to her dreams is decreasing day by day.