Ayesha Rubina

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Ayesha Rubina
Ayesha Rubina, GHMC Corporator.jpg
Born (1969-05-03) 3 May 1969 (age 50)
Alma materOsmani University

Ayesha Rubina (عائشہ روبینہ; born 1969) is a corporator of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), educationist, social entrepreneur, social worker and former co-opted member of (GHMC).[1][2][3] She is noted for being instrumental in planning a first-of-its-kind park for special needs people in India. She provides special education to children with special needs. She actively takes part in social debates and local issues.[4] She is based in Hyderabad, India.


Ayesha did her schooling from Holy Mary Girls High School and earned three degrees from Osmania University. She has master's degree in social work, and post graduate diploma in early childhood education and teaching from Osmania University. She had been awarded gold medal for scoring highest marks in M.A. English from Osmania University.

Social & volunteer work[edit]

She is a professional social worker with a Master of Social Work. In recognition of her services in the field of education and social work, Ayesha was nominated to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation as a co-opted member. In this role, she has contributed by laying out the first ward development plan, played a prominent role in planning a park for special needs persons, and initiated livelihood training for over 8,000 youth.

Ayesha has helped set up 10 schools for the underprivileged that cater to the educational needs of more than 4500 children. She also runs a school for kids with special needs. She has been in the top eight of The Times of India's "Lead India"[5] initiative and a participant of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S Department of State.[6] As an Advisory Committee member, she is associated with a Center for Social Sciences, a network of people and organizations engaged in community based services through education and social services.[7]

Greens Special School[edit]

It is one of its kind schools that give education to children with special needs. This school provides free education to special kids. It offers medical therapies, and aims to rehabilitate & integrate these children into the mainstream. The special school is Ayesha’s pet project, and it is run by Ayesha Education Society.[8]

Views on Girl’s Education[edit]

Being an activist who works in the area of girls' education, Ayesha believes that the role of economically independent women has become even more challenging nowadays. She criticizes modern society for merry-making and feeling comfortable when a woman goes out to earn, but expecting her to first deliver her 'traditional' duties efficiently.[9] She also worked towards establishing e-libraries in the city. She said that the number of students in Hyderabad's Old City area is increasing day-by-day, and education has become a priority. Therefore, libraries are need there.[10]

Political affiliation[edit]

Ayesha is a known figure in Hyderabad's political circles for her social work and activism for public welfare. In April 2014, a press report quoted All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) supremo Asaduddin Owaisi as saying that his party is forming its Shoba-e-Khwateen (Women’s Wing). The same report noted that Ayesha was tipped to be joint convener of Women’s Wing.[11]

International conferences/programs[edit]

Asia-Pacific Cities Summit: In 2013, Ayesha represented the Mayor of Hyderabad in the Asia-Pacific Cities Summit held in Taiwan where she presented a paper on "Trans-City Business Coalitions" and "Local Informal Economies".

International Visitor Leadership Program: She is an alumnus of U.S. Department of State's premier leadership exchange programme - International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).[12]


Institution Role
Greens Special School Managing Trustee
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Co-opted Member
Genesis High School Managing Director
Bharathi Vidyalaya Founder
Center for Social Sciences Advisory Committee Member
OSE Group of Schools Managing Director (Honorary)
Special Olympics Trustee
Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) Member and Ex-coordinator, AP
A.P. Welfare Association for Mentally Challenged Executive Committee Member
Sarojni Naidu Vanita Mahavidyalaya Alumni Association President
Holy Mary Girls High School Alumni Association President

Awards & recognition[edit]

1. Pearl of Hyderabad by JCI Hyderabad: Ayesha was awarded the title 'Pearl of Hyderabad' by local chapter of Junior Chamber International (JCI), a non-political and non-sectarian youth service organization.

2. IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) - U.S. Department of State: An alumnus of U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Ayesha represented India and was one among the 19 participants from various countries of the world. She visited 4 states- Washington D.C, Florida, Texas & California.

3. Lead India by The Times of India: Represented the city of Hyderabad in the Times of India's 'Lead India'- a nationwide talent hunt for the next generation of political leaders for India. Finished in the Final 8 of the nationwide competition.

4. Young Achiever Award by Rotary Club, Hyderabad.

5. Gold Medalist in M.A. (Masters in English) at Sarojni Naidu Vanitha Mahavidyalaya.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NBT Nagar girls reign supreme".
  2. ^ "More Muslim parents see school as passport to safe future for girls".
  3. ^ "Ayesha, Jameel co-opted members of GHMC". Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Shades of Opinion on 'What Makes a City Beautiful?'". Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  5. ^ "I Lead India Youth Brigade - An initiative by The Times of India". Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  6. ^ https://photos.state.gov/libraries/india/13974/library/ExchangeAlumniSept.pdf
  7. ^ "Center For Social Sciences". Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Ayesha Foundation". Archived from the original on 30 August 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  9. ^ "A long walk to freedom - Times of India". Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Proposed e-library shelved - Times of India". Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  11. ^ Ifthekhar, J. S. (1 April 2014). "MIM to form women's wing". Retrieved 29 October 2016 – via The Hindu.
  12. ^ "International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) - Exchange Programs". Retrieved 29 October 2016.

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