The Salman and Samina Ahmad Global Wellness Initiative (SSGWI)
2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom 170
Sponsored By: The Atlas Program Planning Committee, Center for Global Citizenship
Speakers: Dr. Salman Ahmad, Pakistani rock star, and Dr. Samina Ahmad, M.D. and Holistice Health Practioner will discuss the work of SSGWI.
The Salman and Samina Global Wellness Initiative (SSGWI) is dedicated to making a tangible difference all around the world in a way that increases understanding, cooperation and mutual enrichment among cultures.
This New York-based NGO focuses on three main areas: interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue; global health and wellness; and music education. Throughout their lives, Salman and Samina Ahmad have worked on raising social awareness and bringing people together, through music, media and advocacy.
SSGWI further enables them to draw a worldwide network of partners into their efforts to connect East and West in life-affirming ways.
SSGWI is working on two projects in Pakistan, the ‘'Model village project'' in Sajawal, Thatta in Sind Pakistan, where they have adopted a village Suleman Mallah and are building houses for the flood affected villhoagers. This will be the first model village of its kind and will provide Holistic Health, education, vocational training, and playground sand solar energy to the villagers. Through the SSGWI "Women's Wellness Initiative", Samina has adopted a school in Mansehra, Pakistan where she is providing Academic and Holistic Health education to local girls in order to empower them to raise healthy families.