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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Shehzad Roy wins Chicago Council Award, Media Watch

Though the news can be deceptive, good things can and do come from Pakistan! The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has awarded the 2009 Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellowship on Social Entrepreneurship to Shehzad Roy, Pakistani pop star and president and founder of the Zindagi Trust, an organization working to improve primary and secondary education in Pakistan. The fellowship recognizes Roy's commitment to providing better learning opportunities in government-run schools, and honors his goal of encouraging Pakistan's youth "to value education and provide them with the knowledge and opportunities they need to realize a peaceful, democratic political future." As a Koldyke Fellow, Roy will spend one week in Chicago exchanging ideas about education, philanthropy and nonprofit management with the city's civic, government, business and academic leaders. Roy will deliver a major public address about education in Pakistan to a Chicago Council audience the evening of Oct. 29, 2009. Naazish YarKhan: Shehzad Roy, Pakistani Pop Star and Humanitarian, Wins Chicago Council Award

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