The Goldin Institute is staffed by a diverse group of talented and committed individuals around the world working towards a common goal of creating real local and global change rooted in the power of communities determining their own futures.
Shazmin Rafeeq
Goldin Global Fellow, Malaysia

Shazmin Rafeeq is an Education Psychologist and the CEO and Co-Founder of I CAN Malaysia. I CAN is a non-profit based in Kuala Lumpur which seeks to support refugee children achieve their full potential of being independent and productive individuals who will benefit their community as well as preserve their own culture. Shazmin is responsible for supervising multiple projects undertaken by the charity, involving programs that support child refugee rehabilitation, organising soft skill sessions for orphans, setting up volunteer workshops, and training Rohingya refugee women in financial literacy. She is an advocate for the rights of Rohingya refugees and believes that quality education for Rohingya children and youth is the most vital way of bettering the future of the Rohingya community in Malaysia. She is also a wannabe stand-up comedian.