About the author

Raheel Lakhani is an Educational Designer at a private university in Pakistan which has campuses in East Africa and London as well. He provides services for course design, which includes providing faculty development facilitation and pedagogic input to faculty members in collaborative (re-)designing and offering of the blended learning courses. He is a recipient of High Honors in Master of Education from The Aga Khan University. Currently, he is participating as a digital innovator in an academic scholarship program ‘Social Innovation in Digital Context’ at Lund University funded by Swedish Institute, where he is exploring the development of a storytelling approach for promotion of freedom of expression and self-esteem in Pakistani context. He is also a self-taught photographer, published in two coffee-table books and participated in few local and international competitions/exhibitions. His interests include eLearning pedagogy, learner’s autonomy, freedom of expression and pluralism, visual/textual narratives and digital collaborations.

Achievements in Academics and Arts:

Scholarship for Social Innovation in Digital Contexts -Swedish Institut, 2014-2015

Excellence Award for Academics by AKES,P and AKYSB, P -2011-2013

Action Partner for Oxfam Youth International Partnership -Oxfam Australia, 2010-2013

Excellence Award for Fine Arts by AKES,P and AKYSB, P -2011-2013

Photography Work published in a coffee-table book title “A day in the world: A thousand photographs”-2012

Photography Work published in a coffee-table book titled  “Ismailies | A celebration of Diversity”-2010

Group Photography Exhibition at Alliance Francaise Karachi with Photo Club of Karachi-2009

Selection of short film “Pehchaan” (Identity) in Culture Unplugged International Online Film Festival on theme ‘Humanity’ Online-2009, accepting films across three continents: America, Asia & Africa.

2nd Prize Frame Politik Photography Competition, Mis-en-Scene International Film Festival organized by Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University, India -2006