Rohayl Varind is an International Award Winning Entrepreneur, Innovator, Social Activist & Educationist. Winner of World Summit Youth Award 2014-2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he was declared victorious from amongst 1898 submissions, spanning 138 countries, impressing a panel of 40 jurors from all corners of the globe. He is first Pakistani to receive youth award in Brazil. He is the founder of several welfare projects as well as entrepreneurial ventures. He has initiated Pakistan’s first “Solar Night School” & labour school. He is also the creator of Pakistan’s first ‘Solar School Bags’. His efforts for this school has received appreciation from world over. He is the CEO of ‘Times of Youth’, an international youth magazine & ‘Share To Aware’.
Rohayl has always made Pakistan proud for his national & international contribution towards education, youth, peace & prosperity. In 2017, Rohayl Varind was appointed as Pakistan’s First Male Jury Member & Ambassador of World Summit Awards. To date more than 178 countries are actively involved. World Summit Awards events are held in USA, Mexico, Canada, Austria, Brazil etc.
In 2018, Rohayl Varind was titled as “Super Hero of Pakistan” by Pakistan’s one of the most popular news channel NEO News along with that He has been featured in the top 5 educationists list by ARY News in 2018 & 2019. He was also featured in Commonwealth Young Achievers Book 2015-16 (A book by one of the largest and most diverse youth-led international organisations. Representing 1.2 billion young people from across 53 countries of the Commonwealth.)
Rohayl & his work has been appreciated & featured by numerous international media & organisations, Pakistani news channels & news papers several times including prestigious World Economic Forum, DW, MSN, BBC News Urdu, BBC News Hndi, National Geographic, BBC News Punjabi, Gulf News, VOA Urdu, BBC Radio, DW Urdu, TRT World, Quartz, ARY News, GEO News, Paperazzi Magazine, Pakistan Today, Daily Pakistan, Jang Newspaper, The Nation, The News, Diva Magazine, QQ. com.
His work has been featured & been translated in Chinese, Russian, Thai, Albanian, Hindi & Indonesian language as well. Rohayl has been featured on the Front Page of Gulf News (UAE’s one of the most read newspaper). He is the founder of one of the first project that was featured by BBC News Punjabi as “Video of the week”. Rohayl’s is one of the youngest Pakistani who is featured by World Economic Forum & his “Slum School” is first project from Faisalabad to be featured by World Economic Forum.
In November 2020 Mohammad Rohayl Varind was shortlisted for the WSA Young Innovators 2020 Award. Only 26 innovators got shortlisted from 76 countries.
- Winner World Summit Youth Award:
Express Tribune: https://tribune.com.pk/story/915790/19-year-old-pakistani-wins-world-summit-youth-award/
- Ambassador & Jury Member World Summit Awards:
Daily Pakistan https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/lifestyle/rohayl-varind-is-the-first-ever-pakistani-boy-to-be-selected-as-ambassadorjury-member-for-the-world-summit-awards/
ARY News https://urdu.arynews.tv/rohayl-varind-become-a-jury-member-in-world-summit/
- Slum School – Pakistan’s First Solar Night School
Daily Pakistan https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/education-for-all-pakistans-first-solar-night-school-enlightens-slums/
World Economic Forum https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/at-pakistan-s-slum-school-child-labourers-can-get-a-formal-education-at-night
ARY News https://arynews.tv/en/faisalabad-school-uses-solar-power-run-night-classes/
Geo News https://www.geo.tv/latest/206390-faisalabad-slum-school-uses-solar-power-to-run-night-classes
TRT World https://www.trtworld.com/video/social-videos/pakistans-solar-powered-schools-for-the-underprivileged/5b60328e0ab8e2110baeaefc
Daily Pakistan https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/rohayl-varind-young-pakistani-humanitarian-is-on-his-latest-mission-the-slum-school/
BBC News http://www.bbc.com/urdu/pakistan-42421921
Jang Newspaper https://jang.com.pk/news/348779-rohayl-varind-start-slum-school
Jang Newspaper https://jang.com.pk/news/369005-faisalabad-slum-school-where-both-education-and-ration-are-free
Jang Newspaper https://jang.com.pk/news/529351
BBC News (Punjabi) https://www.bbc.com/punjabi/media-42546866
BBC News (Hindi) http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-42609964
- Wall of Humanity:
Daily Pakistan https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/lifestyle/pakistani-teen-rohayl-varind-initiates-wall-of-humanity-inspires-indians/
Dunya News http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/364317-Pakistans-Wall-of-Humanity-inspires-Indians-as-
Samaa TV https://www.samaa.tv/urdu/social-buzz/2016/12/606051/