A teenage girl from Lahore has brought pride to Pakistan by winning a prestigious “The Diana Award” for her services the human beings.
16-year-old Eiman Jawwad has become the youngest Pakistani to achieve the award, which is considered the “highest accolade” a young person can achieve for humanitarian efforts.
The award was launched in memory of late Diana, Prince of Wales.
As she was growing up, Eiman accompanied her mother to her work at a hospital where she witnessed people suffering from burns and saw how many of them couldn’t afford medical treatment for post-burn scars.
Eiman became determined to work to ensure this medical treatment could be more accessible to those who need it.
“Eiman designed and created compression garments and reached out to Lahore’s largest burn centre where she distributed the garments to everyone in need. So far, over 1,200 garments have been distributed to more than 700 patients,” read The Diana Award statement.
“Eiman is able to juggle delivering her garments with her studies and has become a source of inspiration and motivation amongst her peers,” it adds.
300 inspirational persons from across the world have been conferred with awards. Eight Pakistanis including Eiman have bagged The Diana Award this year.
The seven other Pakistani youth include Ayesha Sheikh, Yumna Majeed, Izat Ullah, Zubair Junjunia, Muhammad Asim Masoom Zubair, Muhammad Hamza Waseem and Hassan Ashraf.