WFWajeeha Farooqi works as Project Coordinator at Sustainable Initiatives. She completed her Pharm-D – from Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Karachi in the year 2012. She later completed a training session on conducting and documentation of surveys. From Linz Pharma, Wajeeha received training in Good Documentation Practices (GDP). Wajeeha recently worked as a Project Facilitator in a project funded by the Karachi Youth Initiative (KYI). In this project, students of a government run school in Karachi were engaged in activities related with conserving and efficiently using energy and practical applications of renewable energy sources. Students through surveys identified the issue of power shortages as the priority concern in their neighborhood. The students were then educated about sources of electricity, alternate and clean energy sources, types of light devices, such as PLCs (energy savers), tube lights, filament bulbs, and LEDs. The students prepared seventeen sculptures made of white LED lights, a number of transparent materials, and recycled junk, that were installed in seventeen in-use classrooms. The project was called Light-to-Light because energy was generated from the light of the sun, with solar panels installed on the roof of the school which was taken to the darkest classrooms of the school, then reconverted to light in the classrooms. The school thus became partly self-sufficient in energy production

Samreen Bashir work as Training Coordinator at Sustainable Initiatives. She has completed her Masters in Social Work from the University of Karachi. She has worked at the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Institute (ECDI) as Project Coordinator for Entrepreneurs. At ECDI she was responsible for coordination, management, monitoring and supervision of a three year USAID funded project for women’s economic empowerment across Sindh. She has also worked in the British Council’s Facilitator for Active Citizens Program. Here she was responsible for developing leadership and advocacy skills and empowering young people to play a pivotal role to bring positive social change within their communities & sensitize them towards identity and conflict issues. She also assisted in building networks within their communities collaborating with local government,   community influencers, policy makers, educational institutions, media and civil society organizations to actively engage on community based issues through social action