Storyteller for social change

Summary of Skills

  • Content creation for ages 2-16
  • Development / production pipelines for live action and animation
  • Game narrative and wireframing
  • Screenwriting
  • Publishing

Video Production


Narmeen Lakhani

Narmeen Lakhani is an Ismaili Muslim writer and educational media producer in the children’s media industry. Having begun her professional career in the international development sector, her creative work aims to show the value of a pluralistic world in which people of different faiths and cultures benefit from a multiplicity of narratives that are connected in their search for common truths. She is currently working on a middle-grade novel on the themes of identity and family. Learn more at htt

Fellows Announced for the 2019-2020 Highlights Foundation Diversity Fellowship

Narmeen Lakhani is one of ten Fellows named in the inaugural Highlights Foundation Diversity Fellowship. Working with celebrated mentors and faculty, each Fellow will receive five unique opportunities at the Highlights Foundation retreat center focused on craft, community, and mentorship; as well as remote guidance on works-in-progress and publishing goals.

Muslim Storytellers Fellowship

The Highlights Foundation has announced a two-year fellowship in children’s literature for Muslim Storytellers. The fellowship is funded by a grant with the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s (DDFIA) Building Bridges Program. The mission of the Building Bridges Program is to support national efforts, working with U.S. Muslims, to increase mutual understanding and well-being among diverse populations for the benefit of building stronger, inclusive communities. The fellowship aims to furthe

Digital Learning

TVO mPower |

“Digital Game-Based Learning is precisely about fun and engagement, and the coming together of and serious learning and interactive entertainment into a newly emerging and highly exciting medium” There remains to be a lot of confusion in the education community around the term Digital Game-Based Learning. mPower teaches fundamental K-6 math skills while enabling students to have fun and learn more about the world around them. One of the foundations in the development of the mPower game is resea

Ontario families preparing for the new school year can find support in free K-12 resources from TVO

As families across Ontario prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, TVO is providing a portfolio of curriculum-aligned resources and tools to support K-12 learning at home. Designed in partnership with Ontario educators to complement in-class learning or to be used on their own, these resources offer a free and effective way to address unfinished learning, learning gaps and ongoing progression through the Ontario curriculum during this second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. From engaging, free STE