Malika Ghafour - Class of 2017
Gender & Women's Studies
Class of 2017
Malika is originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, but spent most of her childhood as a refugee living in Pakistan. She later returned to Kabul, where she attended Lama-e-Shaheed secondary school. Because of her commitment to public service, Malika was selected by Oberlin to be a Bonner Scholar. Through this program she became a tutor for America Reads, which helps public school children develop their reading and writing skills. During the summer of 2015 she interned with Equal Access in Afghanistan. Malika graduated from Oberlin in 2017 with a degree in gender & women's studies and a minor in Middle Eastern and North African studies (MENA). In 2016, she spent her summer break interning with the Feminist Majority Foundation in Washington D.C. Her goal is to provide education and shelters to street kids and orphans in Afghanistan. Malika is committed to helping women and children in Afghanistan and wants to help refugee women and children across the world gain access to health care, shelter, food, and education.
Malika is currently attending the University of Arizona to obtain her Masters' in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Organization. With this, she hopes to have her own agency where she will support immigrants form all over the world find hope in their new homes.
Athena Katsaros, IdeaTribe