" Volunteering forced me to get out of my own shell... it forced me to interact with people outside of my circles ... ... and along the way it allowed me to figure out who I wanted to be and what I wanted to do " - Shanaaz Ebrahim Gire on the importance of volunteering Talkative. Fun. Loyal. In this podcast, we introduce you to a media and communication all-rounder with a passion for effecting social change through creative and impact driven story telling. Shanaaz shares with us how and why she used her first on- air disaster to kick start her personal development and how it, in turn, lead her to discover new ways to make people happy. This natural born story teller exemplifies the concept of how a diligent work ethic coupled with a passionate will to be of benefit, will not only allow you to eclipse challenge, but ultimately to forge ahead and impact lives. As the founder of Project Media Communications, she hopes to help her community with capacity building and sees it as a vehicle the community can call on. The name Shanaaz Ebrahim Gire - is synonymous amongst Cape Town's media circles and in this podcast, you learn why this coffee drinking- junior olympian- extrovert is much loved as a voice people not only liked to listen to but more so, trust. Shanaaz's energy is both infectious and endearing and will no doubt leave you with plenty to think about in your search to live, with purpose. Enjoy! AccidentalMuslims.com is self funded and a community one - so please share this episode - the more reach, the more impact.