Peer Syed Mudassir Nazar Shah with Maryam Khan on Challenges for South Asian Youth in the USA
Maryam Khan is the Executive Director is Lost Voices of South Asia, a non-profit organization aiming to unite the South Asian Diaspora. She is 17 years old, based in the Washington D.C area, and is a senior in high school. She is involved in many extra-curricular school activities, some of which include: MSA, MUN, Leo Club, the Varsity Tennis Team, and has even started her own club, The Social Awareness Club. “I started this initiative, as a way to mobilize youth all across the county.” She is an activist who would like to make a profound impact. She hopes by providing a platform for people that do not have a voice. By increasing civic engagement, she is fulfilling her responsibility to give back. She serves on the board of multiple youth-led organizations, some of which include, Climate Strike VA and The Tomorrow Project. She also has been serving as an advocate for the ethnically persecuted minorities, including Kashmiris, the Uighurs, and the Rohingya, through my work with Justice for All. She also has served her own community by advocating for domestically abused women in the NOVA area. She hopes to use her platform and privilege to voice concerns about the silenced people of South Asia.