Watch UNICEF Resource Mobilization Specialist Cara Elizabeth Yar Khan as she goes about her work in Haiti, despite a serious disability.
2015 Driving Force Award is presented by Porsche of North America in collaboration with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, to recognize women who exemplify the spirit of activism and community engagement at the local and/ or global level.
What if you knew why you were here from the time you were six years old? Cara E. Yar Khan is a what I’d call a “purpose outlier.” Most people never discover a driving purpose in their lives, or even a collection of fierce interests. If they do, it most often happens later in life…
After 13 years working for the United Nations and UNICEF as a spokesperson for children with disabilities in nine countries, Cara Elizabeth Yar Khan was forced to leave the field due to the deterioration of her rare and progressive muscle wasting disease HIBM. Watch Cara tell her story in this MSNBC feature.
Jackson Conn recently featured Chastain Horse Park, the therapeutic riding center where Cara has been training.
Cara was the keynote speaker for the 2014 UNICEF Humanitarian Awards ceremony.
Cara addresses UNICEF USA during their 2013 Annual Meeting.
This story is dedicated in heartfelt gratitude to all of my colleagues at UNICEF Haiti for their compassion, kindness and support. And a very special “thank you” to Francoise Gruloos-Ackermans, UNICEF Haiti Representative, a mentor and friend who offered me a new sky to fly to horizons I never dreamed of seeing. Never would I…