Mariya Noorani is currently pursuing her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from Institute of Professional Psychology at Bahria University. She has previously been associated with Shifaam and Al-Batul Health Center as a counselor. Mariya believes in the power of human relationships in transforming lives, and is committed to help teachers develop meaningful relationships with their students to enhance their learning experience. With the knowledge that a child riddled with negative emotions will find learning an impossible task, Mariya strives to train teachers to help them ascend their roles as mere knowledge providers to become empathic guides and mentors. Her research interests include early childhood education, socio-emotional learning, positive psychology, psychological wellbeing, and school counselling.