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Introducing our Writing Internship Class of 2020/2021

Maryam and Nivaal Rehman | Toronto, Canada

Since the success of our writing internship class last year, we have revamped the program to include youth from various different countries, and this year's interns will be led by Mahnoor Sargana, who was a part of the program last year! We are so thrilled to introduce all of these wonderful young people to all of you, and excited to share their work on The World With MNR.

Linh‌ ‌Hoai‌ ‌Nguyen‌ ‌| Canada

Hello,‌ ‌nice‌ ‌to‌ ‌e-meet‌ ‌you!‌ ‌My‌ ‌name‌ ‌is‌ ‌Linh‌ ‌Hoai‌ ‌Nguyen,‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌a‌ ‌third-year‌ ‌student‌ ‌studying‌ ‌political‌ ‌science.‌ ‌Originally‌ ‌from‌ ‌Windsor,‌ ‌Ontario,‌ ‌I‌ ‌moved‌ ‌to‌ ‌Toronto‌ ‌to‌ ‌study‌ ‌politics‌ ‌in‌ ‌Canada's‌ ‌most‌ ‌dynamic‌ ‌and‌ ‌multicultural‌ ‌city.‌ ‌My‌ ‌research‌ ‌and‌ ‌work‌ ‌predominantly‌ ‌focuses‌ ‌on‌ ‌gender‌ ‌equality‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌political‌ ‌landscape,‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌democratic‌ ‌freedom‌ ‌and‌ ‌development.‌ ‌While‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌passionate‌ ‌about‌ ‌politics,‌ ‌day-to-day,‌ ‌I‌ ‌value‌ ‌fostering‌ ‌a‌ ‌community‌ ‌through‌ ‌local‌ ‌events‌ ‌(be‌ ‌it‌ ‌debates,‌ ‌presentations,‌ ‌or‌ ‌competitions),‌ ‌and‌ ‌media‌ ‌activism.‌ ‌Most‌ ‌of‌ ‌all,‌ ‌I‌ ‌value‌ ‌optimism,‌ ‌community,‌ ‌and‌ ‌equity.‌ ‌In‌ ‌my‌ ‌spare‌ ‌time,‌ ‌one‌ ‌can‌ ‌find‌ ‌me‌ ‌exploring‌ ‌the‌ ‌city,‌ ‌eating‌ ‌sushi‌ ‌with‌ ‌friends,‌ ‌or‌ ‌

weightlifting.‌ ‌ ‌

Hajira Mehreen Qurishe | India

Hi! I am Hajira Mehreen Qurishe from Chennai, India. A nation filled with diverse religions, cultures, ethnicities, and much more. I love how we all co-exist together, especially when each of us stands out in our unique way. I consider myself a global citizen after being brought up where our differences are a cause for celebration.

I am currently in my final year of UG for English Literature in Ethiraj College for Women where I deceived myself thinking “yay!!! Reading my fav books for exams” but nobody told me about how your professor never ends up prescribing your favorite books, and will probably bore you into death by explaining why Shakespeare wrote ‘thou’ instead of ‘the’. If I am not writing the plethora of assignments, you will probably catch me watching some thriller on my laptop while munching some snacks when everyone is asleep. So to upgrade me to be a better writer from a reader, I intend to use this opportunity to better myself and get to know each other for an unforgettable experience.

Maya Zealey | Scotland

My name is Maya Zealey, and I am from Scotland, studying Economics and International Relations at the University of St Andrews. In my spare time, I enjoy writing about social justice issues, with a particular focus on the climate crisis and intersectional feminism. This year I have spent more time than usual exploring Scotland and have found a revived appreciation for the nature that surrounds me, whether I’m walking through the hills or swimming in the lochs. Now more so than ever, I understand the need to work towards sustainability and how it has to intersect with global social justice to bring about the much-needed change we all want to see in the world.

Efueme Chidera Naomi | Nigeria

My name is Chidera Efueme and I am from Lagos, the Southwestern part of Nigeria. I love to read, not just novels but articles as well. I find it enlightening to read write-ups on crucial matters such as; mental health, climate change, equality, etc. Recently I started listening to podcasts that focus on health, wellness as well as personal growth. These podcasts motivate me to be the best version of myself. I am passionate about writing and expressing myself in the best way I can. This is because you never know who you can impact positively with your words. I hope to be a positive influence on people around me and the world at large.

Ayesha Habib | Pakistan and China

I am Ayesha Habib from Pakistan. I am pursuing my final year of MBBS from North China University Of Science And Technology, China. I am passionate about keeping eyes on Current Affairs, Writing, Journaling, empowering people, learning new things, helping and uplifting others.

My interests include baking, learning new languages, and calligraphy. I am familiar with some of the Chinese language and have participated in English Calligraphy competitions at my University. In my spare time, I love to watch Medicine based documentaries and t.v series, my favourite ones are Code Black, The Residents, House M.D. and the list goes on.

My goals include being persistent despite obstacles, to be proactive, and remain open-minded to new opportunities. I am looking forward to serving humanity in every possible way I can.

Abdul Rehman Nawaz | Pakistan

Cold wishes everyone! My name is Abdul Rehman Nawaz. I was born and brought up in the Province of Punjab, Pakistan. I am currently studying as a Law Student. My passion was to pursue Law as a profession and excel at it and I am pursuing it for which I am thankful to Allah. If I find some free time from the readings of legal texts then I like to spend some time off the laptop screen and do something in the real-life and disconnect from the digital life that we have now being asked to live. I like to read books of course. I prefer to read books on legal topics, humorous genres, or lastly Islamic topics. That’s it! That’s pretty much all about myself. I am now going to work with The World with MNR as a writing intern and I hope that by the time I reach the end of this internship, I leave with something valuable! Thank You!

Faiza Wamea Haque | Bangladesh

My name is Faiza Wamea Haque, 17 years old and I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh.I am enrolled in the sciences group in the first year of college, at Government Mohammadpur Model School And College. My favorite subject is math and physics. My hobbies are reading novels and crafting. I am fond of Bangla literature and find inspiration from it to write. I am also interested in photography and I love taking pictures of nature. I am a huge fan of marvel movies. I also love to travel, having visited almost all the districts of Bangladesh with my family. I don’t like cooking. It is kinda a horrible task for me. Right now, I am preparing for the HSC exam which takes place in 2022. I want to be an engineer, but at the same time, it’s my dream to work with the media as a journalist. Apart from this one of my biggest dreams is to achieve success in the future and I believe that dream has no limitation.



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