NUST students – Ayesha Siddiqui (SEECS), Shehriyar Shariq (SEECS) and Tahreem Fatima (NBS) win Civic Hackathon 2020 for their project “Ghirasti”
A moment of pride for NUST Family as NUST students – Ayesha Siddiqui from SEECS, Shehriyar Shariq from SEECS and Tahreem Fatima from NBS – stand first in Civic Hackathon 2020 for their project “Ghirasti.”
“Ghirasti” is a platform that allows women to share their skills, teach other people, provide services and consequently earn money. The app allows women to provide a multitude of domestic management and civic services, starting with a simple step of making an account using their cell phones.
The goal of this project is to give an opportunity to “stay-at-home mothers” and “homemakers,” who have so far dedicated all their time and effort to their families, and never got to pursue a professional career. Even though they may not have professional expertise, they do have years of valuable experience in domestic management, a job that makes them efficient and patient multitaskers par excellence.
The virtual competition, Civic Hackathon 2020, brought together a mix of technologists, designers, urban planners, social scientists, NGOs and government organisations, to approach and solve social and civic problems in an innovative way, using technology, data, and digital tools.
NUSTians are doing us proud by developing meaningful and impactful projects that contribute to the betterment of the people and improve their quality of lives.