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Mehak Sheikh

FYA Young Social Pioneer 2018 | VIC Volunteer Award Recipient

Mehak Sheikh

Facilitator & Founder at U-Learn

About Me

Mehak works primarily as a facilitator in a range of industries including multicultural youth sector, small business, local government and lifelong learning. Through her experience as a psychology student-researcher/graduate and with an interest in the role of education in acculturation and mental health, she hopes to support young people and newly arrived migrants to develop life and civic participation skills for enhanced well-being – This she delivers to through her social enterprise, U-Learn. She is passionate about social change and impact through business, education, health and women’s empowerment.

Having experienced a multicultural upbringing, through life on four different continents, Mehak is an advocate for intercultural and interfaith dialogue and often speaks on identity politics among other topics. She has been in Melbourne since 2012, moving from the UAE. Mehak is a fourth generation Kenyan with Islamic values and Punjabi Pakistani ethnicity.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - University of Melbourne 2016
Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours) - Australian Catholic University 2018

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