Born and raised in Hong Kong, she is of Pakistani descent and has always been passionate about education. Her parents have not received much schooling, but strongly believe in the power of education. To make learning more accessible to children, they have even rented out their two family houses in Pakistan to educational organisations. It was they who inspired Bibi to become a teacher.
Bibi graduated from The Education University of Hong Kong. She was not only one of the few ethnic minority students who managed to go on to university, but also the first to become a JC Scholar. When she served on the JCSAA executive committee, she brought together female Scholars to teach ethnic minority women swimming – something they rarely had the chance to do.
Bibi is now pursuing a master’s degree in education at the University of Oxford and hopes to teach at her alma mater in Hong Kong after graduation. She aspires to bring about positive changes in the ethnic minority communities in Hong Kong.
“The Scholarship is an important recognition,” she emphasises. “At the same time, it is a constant reminder of the importance of giving back, especially to the ethnic minorities and the needy in Hong Kong. My aspiration is to open more doors for ethnic minorities and make it possible for them to pursue their dreams.”