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Family creates nonprofit honoring Pakistani teenager killed in a school in Santa Fe shooting | Instant News


Houston – The family of a high school student and an exchange student from Pakistan, who was killed in Texas shooting at the school began a Fund to honor her memory by providing scholarships to the University of low-income Pakistani women.

Sabika Sheikh, 17, was killed in may 2018 shooting at middle school Santa Fe near Houston that left 10 people dead and at least 13 were injured.

Her parents, Abdul Aziz Sheikh and Farah Naz created Sabika Peace Foundation to expand educational opportunities for those most in need.

“I was always worried that we will forget (Sabika),” Farah Naz, a mother, said Houston Chronicle during an interview with zoom family from their home in Karachi. “But from this Foundation I know that this is impossible. I know that if I continue to work with the Foundation, she will always be with me.”

The Foundation cooperates with several well-known non-profit organizations, including Everytown for support Fund gun safety and the American Council for international education. American Institute for foreign study and international education and resources network the troops of 300,000 grant seed$ to start the Foundation. The nonprofit organization will help provide scholarships to Finance University studies for low-income Pakistani women, especially those with aspirations of civic engagement.

Sabika from the Foundation of the World will start focusing on scholarships to universities in Pakistan, but it will expand to provide opportunities for the exchange of American schools “so that communication and connection” with the United States continues, – said Sanya Sheikh, sister Sabika on.

“I think my sister spent the best days of his life in America,” Saniya Sheikh Saeed.

The Fund will be managed by the Board of Directors, which will consist of representatives of the family of the Sheikh and four independent members selected family, in consultation with partners.

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