Meet Roaah Tariq, Student Ambassador for IKCA

21 year-old Roaah Tariq is our new Student Ambassador for IKCA at Aston University, Birmingham. Originally from Lahore, Roaah was born and bred in Saudi Arabia, and moved to the UK in 2015 as an international student. Now in her final year studying BSc Business and Management, Roaah has risen to her new role with dedication and dreams of making a positive difference. We caught up with her to find out more…

What made you decide to take on this role, and in your final year no less?

I have been involved in charity work since I was 15, thanks to my parents for always encouraging me and having my back. My dream is to open my own orphanage in Pakistan after studying and I believe that the experience I will gain from IKCA as a student Ambassador would help me achieve my goal.

Have you been involved in fundraising work for the charity before?

Yes, I have organised and been part of several charity dinners and events where we raised money for Shaukat Khanum Hospital, and other organisations like SOS Village, Helping Hands, and Islamic Relief.

What are you most looking forward to in your new capacity as Student Ambassador for IKCA?

I’m looking forward to all the activities I will be able to organise at university or in Birmingham in collaboration with IKCA, not only to raise money but also to create more awareness as to why IKCA and Shaukat Khanum Hospital exists and what is their main cause.

I understand you’ve started an online donation collection, can you tell me a little about this?

During summer holidays, I always go back to Saudi Arabia to see my parents and I knew that I won’t be able to take part or organise any activities such as Mount Snowdon  or the Three peaks challenge. So I decided to start an online donation via JustGiving. I have set a target of £2000 and have been promoting it on every social media so that all my friends and family can donate for such a great cause.

Show Roaah your support by donating to her fundraising efforts on her JustGiving Page. If you would like to fundraise or volunteer for IKCA, find out how Here.

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