Introducing Mahire, 16, a high school student based in Australia!
1. What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about raising awareness for my Uyghur brothers and sisters. I advocate for and am part of many awareness campaigns highlighting the injustices Uyghurs particularly in China face everyday.
2. What inspires you the most?
I take great inspiration from my grandfather, who would tell us of the Turkistan from his youth. The joy, love and sadness with which he speaks of his homeland urged me to bring to light what is really happening to Uyghur people.
3. What are your short term goals?
My short term goals primarily consist of educating others of the struggles Uyghurs face, enough so that it is a topic that everyone is familiar with. I would also like to graduate high school and get into a course which allows me to advocate for the rights of others.
Would you like to plug anything?
-Shukr Foundation, a charity for Uyghurs around the world.