I remember e-meeting Sister Zeph six years ago on World Pulse when she began sharing stories of her remarkable work in Pakistan through the World Pulse journals. Upon reading one of her journal entries, I couldn't help but feel a tremendous amount of admiration of such an incredible woman who truly embodies courage, compassion, and love for all of human kind.
When she shared with me that she had started a school to educate and empower young girls and boys and was faced with threats because of her work and her identify as a woman and religious minority, I was in absolute awe of her strength and resilience.
Sister Zeph is my shero in that she will not let other stop her from achieving her goals. Even when she is confronted with obstacles, she never sees them as such; rather she views that as learning experiences and as opportunities to continue to grow and fight for what she believes in. I have never met anyone as determined and passionate as she is, and I always look up to Sister Zeph when I need guidance in my life.
In the six years that I have known her, she has made such an impact on so many people in her community by starting a computer learning center in order to introduce students to the internet/use of technology. She also launched a vocational training center and opened a school for the students in her neighborhood. She has supported so many students and takes care of each and everyone of them as if they were her own children. Moreover, she has gained recognition for her work around the world by receiving awards and being the main subject of a documentary.
Her indomitable spirit and her dedication to making the world a better place have inspired so many, which is why I would like to nominate Sister Zeph for the World Pulse Spirit Award as Ambassador.