Shamim Ahmadi was born in 1991 in a small village in Central East Afghanistan during the Mujahidin War and grew up when the Taliban were in power. She learned reading and writing in the mosque and started school after the fall of the Taliban. When Ahmadi was a teenager, her family immigrated to Pakistan due to increased violence in Afghanistan. After graduating from a refugee high school in Quetta Pakistan, she came to Canada and lived in Covenant House for six months. In 2014, Ahmadi founded an online organization that supports education for women in Afghanistan. She is currently a nursing student at Centennial College and pursuing her dream to obtain a medical degree while working as a nurse. Her goal is to empower women and help children through education and medicine.