Ravvish, a Persian word which literally means "the Path", in our understanding is the path that leads to a more empathetic and peaceful global society following a better understanding of world cultures, religions and societies. We are a social enterprise that works for peace building, tolerance and empathy and aims to resolve conflicts that emerge from differences in cultures, religions and ideas. We do this through our 40 hours long activity-based curriculum for middle and high school students, executed by in-class trainers and cultural representatives from 15 different countries across the globe. The curriculum has empirically proved to increase levels of empathy and tolerance in students who go through our program.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr
Syed Zia Hussain
Chief Executive Officer
Belonging to a minority community himself, Zia (A LUMS graduate) was a witness to incidents of religious intolerance and having lost close family members to religiously motivated conflict in the city of Karachi, he decided to work for promoting the idea of peaceful coexistence among different religious and ethnic groups. With like minded people, he Co founded Ravvish to promote tolerance, empathy and conflict resolution.
Chief Operating Officer
Sunair Zakir, the co-founder of Ravvish, believes that the intolerance in the community is increasing every day and one of the biggest reasons for that is the growing gap between ourselves and others who we perceive to be different from us. According to him, it was essential that we build bridges between people from different religions, ethnicities, countries and cultures which would promote empathy and build a better place to live for generations to come.
Chief Financial Officer
An adamant believer of equality of opportunity Khuram started off by volunteering as a public speaking trainer for numerous public and private schools and soon realized the lack of attention given to social, religious and ethnic tensions at the school level. Growing intolerance, radicalism and apathy are manifestations of a diverse society that has ignored the need for inclusive education. Ravvish is a humble attempt to create a more tolerant society by inculcating the importance of empathy and conflict resolution in the younger generation.