Rohayl Varind

Mohammad Rohayl Varind is an International award-winning & internationally acclaimed entrepreneur, innovator, & educationist. Rohayl became World Champion by winning one of the world’s biggest youth award, he won World Summit Youth Award 2014-2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by competing with 1898 submissions, spanning 138 countries, impressing a panel of 40 jurors from all corners of the globe. He is the founder of several welfare projects as well as entrepreneurial ventures. He has initiated World’s one of the First Solar Night School & Pakistan’s first and largest Solar Night School. He is also the creator of Pakistan’s first phygital school and Pakistan’s first Solar School Bags. Rohayl’s welfare initiative “Wall of Humanity” also went viral in India and was replicated in several cities of India which helped thousand of underprivileged people living in India as well. CEO Varind Group, CEO Best Solar (Pvt) Ltd, Director Overseas Estates, CEO Qwerty Agency.

Since childhood he wanted to do something impactful for his country. Rohayl has been working to empower Pakistan’s youth and underprivileged people of Pakistan since a tender age, his struggle for Pakistan comprises 14 years of hard work starting as a volunteer and then initiating his own welfare initiatives for the betterment of Pakistan and its people in 2010. He believes every Pakistani has the power to change, we don’t need to wait for politicians to transform Pakistan, we should do whatever we can, it’s not the result that matters the thing which matters the most is our efforts and intentions.

In 2013, Rohayl created “VOICE OF R” World’s one of the first online youth magazine and Pakistan’s first online youth magazine to highlight youth issues, provide them a platform to raise their voices, and aware them about social issues. He also won World Summit Youth Award (2014) for this and was the finalist of Mbillionth Award (2015) based in India. In 2015 it was renamed “Times of Youth”.

Rohayl has always made Pakistan proud for his national & international contribution towards education, youth, peace & prosperity. In 2017, Rohayl was appointed as Pakistan’s First Male Jury Member & Ambassador of the World Summit Awards. To date, more than 178 countries are actively involved. World Summit Awards events are held in the USA, Mexico, Canada, Austria, Brazil, etc. Moreover, Rohayl Varind is also the first and only Pakistani who is listed in the Hall of Fame of World Summit Awards (WSA).

In 2018, Rohayl Varind was titled “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. Rohayl was also invited on PTV News (Pakistan’s national news channel) as a guest on World’s First International Education Day. He also featured in Grazia Magazine’s “Glorious 19”.

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.)

In 2019 Rohayl Varind was elected as a member of the Commonwealth Youth Council for 2 years (2019-2021). The Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) is the World’s biggest youth council and the official representative voice of more than 1.2 billion young people in the Commonwealth.

Rohayl’s SLUM School is the World’s one of the first solar school to be featured by the prestigious “World Economic Forum”. He is also one of the First Pakistani to be featured by BBC News Punjabi. He featured on the Front Page of Gulf News (UAE’s one of the most read newspaper) along with that full one-page feature was published in Gulf News about Rohayl and his Solar School Bags. In April 2020, Rohayl Varind’s statement about education after and during Corona Pandemic featured in the headlines of The Express Tribune Newspaper (Pakistan’s one of the most read newspaper and New York Times partner).

Rohayl is one of the first Pakistani to win an award in Brazil. Documentary on his SLUM School was the first project from Pakistan that was featured by BBC News Punjabi which is based in Delhi, India as “Video of the week”.

Rohayl is a TedX speaker and in 2019 he was invited at TedX FC College. Rohayl won YRC Youth Icon of the year award in 2018 at Kinnaird College, Lahore. Moreover, he has been invited to several international and national conferences.

In 2019 Rohayl was invited as a speaker/panelist at 4GameChangers, One of the world’s biggest international festival for influencers, visionaries, gamechangers organised in Austria, Europe. Partners and sponsors of this festival were BMW, Google, DHL, Siemens, and several other World’s leading brands/companies. Rohayl is also one of the World’s youngest educationist and innovator to speak about Education 4.0 in Europe.

In November 2020 Mohammad Rohayl Varind was shortlisted for the WSA Young Innovators 2020 Award. Only 26 innovators got shortlisted from 76 countries.

In March 2021 Rohayl was shortlisted as a finalist for the 7th Social Media for Empowerment (SM4E) Awards 2020-2021 by Digital Empowerment Foundation India.

In December 2020, Rohayl was invited as an opening speaker in a panel discussion organised by UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), Milkar, and the Government of Punjab, he was the youngest speaker in the session. Digital media partner of this panel discussion was Geo News, The News, Jang Newspaper, etc.

On 23rd March 2021, Mohammad Rohayl Varind was honoured with the title of “Pride of Pakistan” by Pakistan Army/ISPR and received a special invitation to attend Pakistan Day Parade by Pakistan Army/ISPR as “Pride of Pakistan”. President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited his enclosure to acknowledge his efforts for Pakistan and its people. Along with that Rohayl was invited at lunch as “Pride of Pakistan” by DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar. He also received a certificate of appreciation from Adjutant General Pakistan Army LT Gen Muhammad Aamer.

Through his digital initiative “Share To Aware” Rohayl is spreading awareness, a positive image of Pakistan, and restoring faith in humanity amongst millions of people from all over the World. Share To Aware posts/content have reached more than 50 million people across the globe.

Mohammad Rohayl Varind ” his work have been appreciated by numerous International Media ” Organisations, Pakistani news channels ” newspapers including BBC News, BBC World, BBC Future, BBC News Urdu, BBC News Thai, BBC News Türkçe (Turkish), BBC News Marathi, BBC News தமிழ் (Tamil), BBC News नेपाली (Nepali), BBC News Swahili, BBC News हिन्दी (Hindi), BBC News Telugu, BBC News Pashto, BBC News Gahuza, BBC News Punjabi, BBC News Gujarati, BBC News සිංහල (Sinhala), Gulf News, World Economic Forum, TRT World, National Geographic, NHK World, Quartz, VOA Urdu, ARY News, GEO News, Samaa Tv, Dunya News, 92 News, Neo TV, Express News, The News, 24 News, BOL News, Daily Pakistan, Jang Newspaper, Brilio, etc.

Rohayl has been featured several times by 3 Government owned news channels. 1) PTV News (Government of Pakistan), 2) NHK (Government of Japan), 3) DW (Government of Germany).

His work has been featured ” translated in Turkish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Albanian, Hindi, Urdu, English, German, Marathi, Tamil, Nepali, Swahili, Telugu, Pashto, Gahuza, Gujrati, Sinhala, Portuguese ” Indonesian language as well.

In May 2021, US Embassy Pakistan, US Embassy Islamabad and US Consulate General Karachi acknowledged the contributions made by Rohayl Varind’s SLUM School and previously US Embassy and US Consulate also acknowledged Rohayl winning one of the World’s biggest youth award, World Summit Youth Award in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In July 2023 Mohammad Rohayl Varind was appointed as the Judge for “International Business Awards 2023” organised by Stevie Awards. The Stevie® Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Stevie Awards has become one of the world’s most coveted prizes. Stevie Award judges include many of the world’s most respected executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, and business educators. Each of their awards programs harnesses the insights and talents of more than 200 judges every year. All Stevie Awards entrants have access to all judges’ comments about their nominations. Past Stevie Award winners include Acer, Apple, BASF, BT, Ford Motor Company, ING, Procter & Gamble (P &G), Roche Group, and Samsung, among many others. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries annually from organizations in more than 70 nations.

Mohammad Rohayl Varind is also the CEO of an international award-winning solar energy company. His company has won 3 International Awards in 2023. Best Solar (Pvt) Ltd was recently awarded “Best Solar Energy Company 2023 – Pakistan” at the Business Excellence Awards 2023 hosted by Acquisition International Magazine (UK). It was also awarded “Solar Energy Firm of the Year” by Corporate LiveWire (UK) at the Corporate LiveWire Innovation and Excellence Awards 2023. Best Solar (Pvt) Ltd was also the winner of the APAC Business Awards 2023 organised by APAC Insider. It was awarded “Best Solar Energy Solutions Company 2023 – Pakistan”.

In April 2024, Mohammad Rohayl Varind was featured on “People Fixing the World” by BBC World Service. The BBC World Service is an international broadcaster owned and operated by the BBC. It is the world’s largest external broadcaster in terms of reception area, language selection, and audience reach. It broadcasts news, speech, and discussions in more than 40 languages.

Moreover, in April 2024, Mohammad Rohayl Varind and his work was featured and translated in 14 Languages on BBC including BBC News Thai, BBC News Türkçe (Turkish), BBC News Marathi, BBC News தமிழ் (Tamil), BBC News नेपाली (Nepali), BBC News Swahili, BBC News हिन्दी (Hindi), BBC News Telugu, BBC News Pashto, BBC News Gahuza, BBC News Punjabi, BBC News Gujarati, BBC News සිංහල (Sinhala).

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