Thursday, 12 April 2018

Rubina - Social Activist, Director and Founder of SAFA NGO

Rubina ,the Director and the Founder of SAFA NGO. The perfect example for Women Empowerment.

Let us know about her,

Rubina was born in Hyderabad in 1963. Her father is Col Khan,  Electrical and mechanical engineer and her mother is Kaneez Fatima Khan, Teacher. She was married to Syed Mazharuddin, he Works in sales in gulf region. She has two children Nabeel and Nishat.

       She had completed her Education in convents and Kendriya Vidyalayas across India - Secunderabad , Jodhpur, Pilani , Tezpur and  Bangalore .Later she has completed B .com from Osmania University and studied Social initiative Post graduation Diploma in Center for social initiatives management.


She worked in Middle east for 9 years after getting married and always interested in volunteering for social causes . Later she returned to Hyderabad and set up an English language training institute but it was Failed and she shut it down after 2 years but she learnt about business.

She set up another entreprenewal venture for trainings and placements and she ran it succesfully for 7 years . While running the business she had Joined an NGO and started volunteering . The Interest in Volunteering is one of the reason to start the SAFA. While running the business She started SAFA NGO.At one time is like that she had to choose between SAFA or business and She chooses SAFA.Since then she didn’t look back and am now she is the prominent figure in development circles .

For her service she acheived,
  • Fellowship award by Sadguru Gnanananda
  • Fellow in aspire circle - leadership network
  • Awarded many other citations etc

Cultural Activities,
  • She has been interested in writing free verse and articles in English and now in Hindi .
  • Many articles were published in local and national dailies/ newspapers .
  • She was National level badminton in high school.
  • Yoga practitioner
  • She was learning hindustani vocal and acoustic guitar now

Special Interview of a Special person

(Q) How Would you describe yourself in one word?
 Ans: Courageous

(Q) Give an Example of a time when you solved an analytically difficult problem?    
 Ans: I encounter challenges everyday and my focus remains to look at the solution and being objective .

(Q) What is your favourite Quote?
Ans:  Women need to be equal contributors to a nation’s economy and not be beneficiaries of development” - Amartya Sen

(Q) Whom do you like to credit your role model as --- Why?
Ans:   All the women I work with . I learn resilience from them

 (Q) Which is your best achievement?
Ans: When my centers are being replicated and young girls / women say they get inspired by my work
(Q) Tell us about a situation causing the feelings of regret in your career? If any? 
Ans: None

(Q) What message you want to pass for our upcoming generations?
Ans:  There are no failures and only learnings . we need to learn and move on . Also there are no short cuts to success .


Address : hyderabad

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