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Amal helps Pakistani youth build bridges to their career aspirations.
We're a professional learning academy that develops skills fundamental to pursuing your dreams.
The Amal Career-Prep Fellowship is a 3-month initiative that develops the business skills (e.g., communication, interviewing, resume writing, professionalism, teamwork, etc.) for highly-motivated students looking for quality jobs.
Applications are now open for the Summer Semester: Apply here today!
(To learn more, see below and visit our Frequently Asked Questions Guide
Apply for the Amal Career-Prep Fellowship here!
Amal works with reputable organizations including the State Bank, Engro, ICI, Packages Ltd, Bank Alfalah and Descon in order to provide corporate training and job placement services.
Benje Williams (Cofounder, CEO) has supported entrepreneurs through various roles at Acumen Fund in Pakistan, Kenya and India. He has launched an education IT center in the Nairobi slums, and has worked as a management consultant at PwC in New York, at Dalberg in South Africa and at TechnoServe in Kenya.
He holds a MBA from Stanford University and a BS from UC Berkeley.
Kunal Chawla (Cofounder) previously worked at an Acumen-funded education enterprise in rural India and taught 6th grade science in New Delhi. He helped build Google's online education platform in India and has developed a number of education apps, websites, videos and products in the US.
He holds a MA in Education from Stanford University and a BS from The University of Texas.
Sarah Farooq (Program Manager) has worked at Pakistan Microfinance Network and UN Women, UN Global Compact in New York and at a startup (Sanergy) in Kenya. Through these experiences, she has realized the incredible potential of youth for a better future and the power of investing in that potential.
She completed her Masters from Fordham University on a Fulbright scholarship and her BSc from Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Laura has spent 7 years in project management, consulting, logistics and the service industry, primarily at a premiere airline in Latin-America. She joined the Amal team in Lahore as a member of the Global Fellowship program from Acumen.
She is from Colombia and completed her BSc in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and her masters in Strategic Project Management from 3 different universities in Europe.
We believe in building a team that believes in building a brighter Pakistan. A team that believes that an educated and employed youth is the critical foundation to achieving that future. A team that agonizes over how incomplete Pakistan's education system is but finds ways the system can be made better.
If you think you could be a part of this team, click here
to learn more.
A Word from Stanford University
As Amal Academy has been funded by the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University, you can read more about the project on their official website here!