Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It’s about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.
Izma Banu Saiyyad is a 17 year old, currently pursuing her Medical degree. Her Mom had been suffering from fatal tumor when her gynaecologist refused to diagnose her without payment of fees which were unaffordable. They went from door to door seeking help but only in vain. It was then, She realized the scarcity of generous and sensitive doctors in her community. She never saw her mother so helpless. Seeing her mother on bed with unbearable pain and miseries for 2 months moved her completely and made her determined to become a generous gynaecologist and not to let any other mother suffer what her mother did.
Moreover, untimely Demise of her aunt due to cancer strengthened her resolution to serve all mothers who love their children selflessly.
She Says – “I am a believer in giving back and helping out in the community. Think Globally but Act Locally because charity begins with our home/community. I believe that the measure of a person’s life is the effect they have on others”.
Her father is a teacher and couldn't afford her expensive tuition fees. Yuva Unstoppable (India based NGO) when saw her diligence and hard work coupled with a strong need to support, It gave her a educational scholarship so that she won't have to compromise in her education.
Until her 10th Grade, she studied in local language in India. Despite that, being ambitious to join the top medical institute of India, She fought against the language barrier and prepared for entrance examinations in English medium
Her father consistently motivated and mentored her and she prepared with an unwavering conviction. She would sleep only for 4 hours a day. During the journey, She suffered from a severe allergy for 4 months. Despite the misery, She won't leave her books and would study in hospital while being treated.
She scored extraordinary 99.99 percentile in her 12th Grade and ranked 1st in entire state board in India. She exemplifies the power of unwavering conviction, persistence and will power. Her inspiring story motivates Yuva Unstoppable to empower many like her.
She is indeed a epitome of courage and kindness who strongly follows Gandhiji’s philosophy on –
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”
It is the second consecutive year when a educational scholarship holder from YUVA Unstoppable has topped the board in examination in India. Yuva Unstoppable has benefited over 5,00,000 underprivileged children across 40 cities of India. Yuva has been working with 100 top corporate (Coke, 3M, IBM, Google, Adani, Unicef, United Way, and others) and have transformed 1000 government schools (better toilets, improved drinking water, scholarships, digital literacy, value based training's, etc.). KPMG audits finances & Deloitte audits processes. In May 2019, Yuva’s Founder Amitabh Shah was the youngest Indian to win the International Ellis Island Award given previously to George Bush, Bill Clinton, Rosa Parks & others. In 2015, we received, Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy by Prince Albert II of Monaco. In 2017, Yuva was awarded with IBM Impact grant. Statesman like Prime Minister Modi & Late President of India Dr. APJ Kalam; Bollywood Legends like Akshay Kumar, R Balki, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra; Cricketers VVS Laxman & Sir Ian Botham; Authors Jeffrey Archer & Chetan Bhagat; Global leaders like Paul Polman (Unilever CEO), Gautam Adani, amongst others have participated in Yuva initiatives to inspire all. Our vision is to impact 10,000 schools & 10,000 Scholarships in the next 5 years.