Khadija Shahper Bakhtiar

Khadija began her career with Aangan, Rozan, an Islamabad-based non-profit working to improve women’s and children’s emotional health and protection against violence. She was first introduced to Teach For All in 2010 as a Fulbright scholar at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and was inspired by the Teach For America alumni in her program to adapt the approach in Pakistan in partnership with a local foundation. As Director of Programmes and later CEO of Teach For Pakistan, Khadija played a critical role in developing all aspects of the program and the organization, and leading recruitment and placement of three cohorts of teachers across two regions.

More recently, Khadija was Teach For All’s Director of Participant and Alumni Impact supporting partners in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa regions. Moved to action by the educational inequity in her country, Khadija has now returned to grow Teach For Pakistan as a movement fueled by the collective leadership of Pakistan’s youth, children, and communities.

In addition to her MPP from UC Berkeley, Khadija holds a BSc. In Social Sciences from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

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Teach For Pakistan