Visualising my experience at Amal Academy

Sarmad Ashfaq Chaudhary
2 min readOct 16, 2021

The amazing journey with Amal Academy is about to end but it shall always remember it as a good experience that I have had in my twenties.

Getting into this fellowship with Amal Academy, I had a series of mixed feelings about how it’s going to be. And let me you, it reminded me of the last pup I had, Zyro. I immediately fell in love with Zyro the moment I saw him. He was a good boy who was very playful and loving, just like the first 2 weeks at Amal Academy. Little did I know, this bundle of happiness comes a cost — dedication and taking care of project (and Zyro) with coursework to do every week. xD

Knowing myself

Although I had tough time taking curated courses by Amal Academy, I did actually learn about a lot of things from a different perspective. From improving professional skills to knowing myself better, I have learnt a tremendous amount of new skills — time management, self-reflection, leadership, communication, giving your best, teamwork, building professional resumes and acing interviews. Managing Amal’s Mega Project along with my job and FYP was quite stressful but I’m glad that I did it. We, as a team, have created a small but fruitful impact in getting students to make good career choices. With that, I have one addition to my skills which is ‘managing team in pressure’. Interacting with people from diverse areas of Pakistan has also been a rewarding experience in reshaping my mind. Self-reflection was the best part.

Shot this video in Kashmir that I visited during my Fellowship: https://youtu.be/1-8bV8vgukk

It portrays how it felt after seeing how far we all have come!

Bonus

Here’s a beautiful photo of my other dog, Max, just to make your day! :)

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