Pakistan, a country which is filled with immense talent which, unfortunately, is overlooked or people are unknown. Sparkistan – an initiative taken by Atlas Battery to show the Spark of our unsung heroes. To discover more about our stars, we travelled all over Pakistan to record their Sparking story. Atlas battery showcased the story of 15 Heroes who are not given the fame they deserved. Atlas battery took a step ahead to give prominence to our sparkling heroes.
One of the brightest and sparkling hero is, Yasmeen Lari – Pakistan’s first woman architect, who with her self-reliance and determined approach brought a change in the architecture industry of Pakistan. Over 45,000 disaster relief structures have been built under the direction and influence of Yasmeen Lari since 2010.
In areas affected by the 2005 earthquake, Lari introduced a bamboo shelter system with minimal cost to build, and has a low-carbon footprint. According to Yasmeen Lari, she built all those houses in collaboration with Internarional Organization for Migration, planned and even trained the locals to build the houses which could be flood-resistant. It took a time period of three years that Lari successfully built around 40,000 houses and received immense support, both monetary and voluntarily.
Yasmeen Lari firmly believes in the fact that although all professions are great but working for improving others’ lives and benefitting them bring unexplained pleasure and inner peace.
In a tough and challenging field as architecture, people like Yasmeen Lari are an asset and their efforts must be acknowledged at all levels.
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