Masooma Aftab, Co-founder, Kids Bolo
Masters in Early Childhood Studies; Bachelors in Psychology
We are Pakistani-Canadians who immigrated to Toronto in our early teens. While we grew up in Urdu speaking households, we ended up speaking to each other mostly in English. It wasn’t until we had kids that the realization hit - Urdu was going to fade away if something did not change.
As parents whose children were born in the West, we felt our choice of relevant resources was limited. So we decided to create some ourselves.
Together with you, we are on a mission to empower our kids to better understand and speak Urdu through easy, fun and relatable resources such as Urdu-English books, an Urdu talking pen, Urdu Conversational Classes and Urdu Summer Camps