Born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1968, she fled the country in 1996 and settled in Canada in 2005. She studied Business Development and Business Management at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, NS in 2012 and obtained several trainings in the management and business field.
She is passionate in helping others, she had a vision to establish and build an Afghani Society. She believes in connecting the society to other communities was a great motivator for her, as she knew by doing that, members of Afghan community will get easily integrated into the Canadian culture and helping each other.
Today she is, the founder, director and the president of the Afghan Society of Halifax since 2014.
The society is actively developing and organizing cultural events, educational programs for the Afghan-Canadians who are living in Nova Scotia. Not only that, Gulmakai is involved in organizing events to collect donations and help the orphanage back home.