ISLAMABAD: Making progress in the field of information technology is the most integral part for a country to survive for that IT students playing their role actively.
Sarah Ahmad is a Pakistani student who was recently awarded the ‘Hero Microsoft Student Partner’ Award. She was one out of the 2 people to receive this award in the Middle East & Africa region and the first ever girl from Pakistan to ever receive the honor.
The Hero Microsoft Student Partner Award is given out to people in recognition of their efforts for IT.
While talking to APP she said, “During her tenure, she has been actively conducting technical trainings, giving Microsoft Virtual Academy certifications and helping out other community members. Along with 12 other MSPs from the region, has been part of a ‘Girls Who Code’ video as a part of Microsoft’s women empowerment initiative.”
Sarah said, she was fascinated with computers from a very young age. She would often find herself maneuvering her way around it and trying to discover how everything worked.
Her goal was to ensure young people like her get maximum benefit from Microsoft’s vast resources, she added.
MSPs are basically student technology leaders who are building Microsoft communities on their university campuses which comprise of students who share a deep passion for technology.
Microsoft has selected MSPs from all over 100 countries worldwide. Pakistan currently has 190 MSPs from universities spread across the country.
Microsoft is deeply interested in Pakistan’s tech ecosystem and has launched several programs like DreamSpark, BizSpark and other technical trainings to further assist students. Their Microsoft Student partner, however, has been a huge success – forming a hub of talented individuals in Pakistan.—APP