At LUMS, we believe that education goes beyond the classroom. Our students are encouraged to gear their learning towards serving others. The University provides students with a world-class education, and also equips them with the tools to positively impact society.
With LUMS Ki Kahaniyan, a video series spearheaded by the Office of Advancement at the start of 2019, discover how the LUMS experience impacts people and helps them use their unique ideas in making a difference in the world. This series showcases inspiring personal stories of individuals from our community.
One such story is that of Shahrukh Swati, a graduate of BSc 2016, who completed his Economics degree at LUMS and went on to become an entrepreneur by launching Nearpeer – a one stop destination for online learning. The organisation approaches students from far-reaching areas of Pakistan, and empowers them with access to top-quality education.
Another example is of three LUMS alumni who had a vision to reroute excess food from restaurants, catering companies and individuals and have them delivered to the needy. To date, their foundation, Rizq, has served over three million meals to the poor.
These stories are just the beginning. LUMS is brimming with examples of students who used the skills they acquired here and went on to pioneer change in their respective families; change which then has a cascading impact on entire communities. The spirit of giving is woven into the fabric of this University and these are our stories. These are LUMS Ki Kahaniyan.
LUMS ki Kahanian: Shahrukh Swati's kahani
You can become anything you want in this world. All you need is a little push in the right direction to find yourself. What follows is Shahrukh Swati’s journey from his hometown to LUMS and on to the path of success, narrated in his own words. Watch how his time at LUMS alongside his desire to grow, helped him evolve into a successful entrepreneur.
LUMS Ki Kahaniyan - Rizq
Ending hunger in Pakistan, one meal at a time. Rizq is a unique initiative by LUMS alumni - Huzaifa, Musa and Qasim, which delivers food to the needy. Watch their story and be inspired!