Creatively tackling intellectual poverty as an Acumen Fellow 2015

Our Founder and Director Shoaib Iqbal (@schoaib) has been selected by Acumen in its prestigious fellowship program for 2015 as Pakistan Fellow.

During the course of a year-long program, Acumen Regional Fellows remain in their jobs and come together every 6-8 weeks for a series of 5 seminars focused on developing the skills needed to be the next generation of social change leaders. Acumen Fellows focus on gaining the financial expertise, operational expertise, and moral imagination necessary to solve the world’s toughest problems. In addition to developing the core areas of Acumen’s leadership model, Fellows meet with prominent leaders from across sectors and build relationships within their cohort and Acumen Fellows Alumni around the world.

Shoaib Iqbal – Brief Biography
Shoaib Iqbal is a founder and director of The Little Art, a non-profit arts education organization that uses the medium of art to promote positive social values through innovative learning opportunities among children and young people, especially marginalized and from low-income backgrounds. Through its programs, nearly 2,00,000 children and young people have benefitted in the past 6 years. He founded Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, Pakistan’s largest children’s festival.

Shoaib has an experience of near 14 years of working as a teacher, arts manager, theater director, workshop trainer and festival director.

Shoaib is the recipient of 2006 Kennedy Center Fellowship at Devos Institute of Arts Management Washington D.C. and received the 2009 Endeavour Executive Award from the Australian government and became a Commonwealth Fellow. He holds a post-graduate in Arts Management from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington D.C. and a diploma in International Development from Eastside Institute, New York City.

Shoaib is also selected as an Asia21 Young Leader by the Asia Society.

You can read more about all the selected fellows this year on this blog.



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