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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Hafsa Ahmed

Hafsa’s passion lies at the intersection of research, policy-making, youth empowerment, and social impact. She is currently pursuing her master’s in social policy and development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. During her undergrad, Hafsa co-founded Peer-Minded, a youth-led mental health organization in the UAE empowering and equipping students to take charge of their wellbeing. Hafsa has been privileged to travel, work, and live in nearly 30 countries and is always seeking new adventures in new places!

“Generosity is an act of giving grounded in the principles of radical kinship, solidarity, and empathy.”

- Hafsa Ahmed, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Peer-Minded is a peer-to-peer online platform connecting university students in a shared learning experience. It offers self-paced mental health support training to equip students with the knowledge, techniques, and language to become self-sufficient in addressing their wellbeing needs as well as supporting others around them. Our vision is to contribute to a holistic ecosystem of mental wellbeing in the UAE and the wider region by filling existing gaps in knowledge and skills and creating healthy student experiences for all young people.