Meet Ashaba Faridah, commercial pilot, philanthropist, CEO of Bambino Life Foundation

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Ashaba Faridah is a commercial pilot, CEO of Bambino Life Foundation, TEDx Speaker, International Speaker, UN Women Model, Director of STEM Queens Uganda and Chair of the Global Goodwill Ambassadors in Uganda.

She is the Founder and CEO of Bambino Life Foundation, an organisation that focuses on promoting girl child education and empowerment, creating awareness about children living with disabilities and providing a sustainable environment to children living in orphanages.

Ashaba believes in breaking stereotypes. In September 2018, she became the Director of STEM Queens Uganda, an initiative that encourages young girls to participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

In the same year, she also became the Chairperson of Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA), Uganda Chapter to promote great opportunities for those in need.

In 2019, she was appointed as the international spokesperson for the Global Goodwill Ambassadors and a spokeswoman for the World Youth Summit Dubai Act 2019.

At the beginning of 2020, Ashaba Faridah was named among the Top 40 outstanding people in Uganda under 40 years of age by New Vision, a national newspaper.

As a piece of advice to budding women in STEM, she said: “To believe in themselves but above all to never forget who they are and where they come from. Once you know this, your path will be clear on where you want to go or in being whoever you want to be. It goes without saying that without God we are absolutely nothing, so put him first and everything will come by easily.”

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