Forbes Magazine Untitled Pak Student “30 Under Asia lList for 2020” For its Charity Projects

Forbe Magazine recognized, along with some of the brightest Asian millennia for its charitable project in rural Sindh & Balkistan, which has allowed thousands of people to have access to clean water, Bilal Bin Saqib, a graduated student of Social Innovation and Business at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Bilal Bin Saqib, 29, was born in Lahore. He gained initial education at Lahore Grammar School and upon completion, he came to study for his undergraduate at Queen Mary University of London followed by a masters at the London School of Economics.

Bilal Bin Saqib said he is delighted to be on the prestigious roster when he spoke to The News and Geo. He said, “I’ve been privileged to make Pakistan proud. I was selected by Forbes to help water-deprived Pakistani communities.

Forbes Magazine says on its website: “Bilal Bin Saqib is founder of Tayaba, a social enterprise that aims to provide solutions to the water crisis in Pakistan. One of its initiatives is the ‘H2O wheel,’ a plastic wheel container connected to a metal bar that helps to reduce the burden on women and children who carry water in rural Pakistan for miles each day. The wheel is able to carry up to 40 litres of water, which is eight to 10 times more than what a mud pot (traditionally used to carry water) can hold.

The COVID-19 lockdown has halted Bilal’s plans to travel back to Pakistan. Not the one to sit idle, Bilal and three of his friends started One Million Meals, an initiative to provide NHS staff with free, hot and nutritious meals to help them in their fight against COVID-19. His campaign has been endorsed by star footballer David Beckham and featured in British media.

In August 2019, Bilal was awarded “Highly Commended Masters Student of the Year 2019” by FindAMasters, a global database for Master’s degree programmes. This was award for the contributions Bilal made on his campus.

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