Meet Farrah Bokhari, a woman who has embarked on a journey to create an organization that provides education and a future for the girls and boys in the poorest villages of Pakistan. Frustrated with other NGOs who were unclear about where her financial contributions were going, Farah started her own organization called A New Beginning (ANB) to foster transparency among contributors and the organization itself. Read on to learn more about what her organization does and how you can help.
How would you introduce yourself to our readers?
I’m ambitious, dedicated and a passionate workaholic. I’m someone with boundless energy and have always been on the go, always doing something and enjoying myself in whatever I’ve been involved in. I am not always easy to work for as I am as demanding of others as I am of myself, but I promise you, in the end I’m a fun boss once the work has been done! I demand and expect excellence from not only myself, but from others also. What some people remember of Farrah from years ago is not the same person you know and see today!
No matter what I’ve done in the past in my career, I always thought (sounds clichéd, I know) that there is something missing. Unlike many people who don’t know what is missing in their lives, I knew exactly what was missing in mine but I could not fulfill these ambitions at that time in my life for various reasons. I remember when I first came to US back in the early 80’s and saw the commercials for Save The Children, I knew then that I wanted to get involved and I did somewhat, by adopting a child in Somalia.
Long story short, about two years ago, with my son in college and personal demands slowing, I caught up with myself and once again I thought of wanting to do something for underprivileged children and women.