"It was gone - my nose, my mouth, my eye, my teeth, my jaw." Shakila Zareen was shot in the face by her husband in 2012 in Afghanistan. She came to Vancouver earlier this year as a refugee, and shared her story with the audience at last night's Spark Gala, pointing out the horrible situation of women in Afghanistan, where the literacy rate for women is under 5% and 54% of girls under 18 have been married off. |
Ravi Singh is the founder and CEO of Khalsa Aid, and promotes principles of philanthropy by providing aid to victims of war, natural disasters, poverty and unimaginable suffering. It was an honour to meet both.