Twenty five students, dressed up in their best clothes, hunched with bags hung on their tiny shoulders, walked in a single file and seated themselves in a yellow bus, with ‘the Flying Classroom’ splashed over it. Excitedly, they chanted poems lauding Pakistan at the top of their lungs. ‘The Flying Classroom’ is a collaboration of the Thespianz Foundation and Goethe-Institut where by a bus has been purchased and converted into a mobile classroom. The idea is to provide education to students who do not have a school in their neighbourhood. Currently, only one bus was functioning in Akhtar Colony, but there were plans for expanding the project to two more locations, including Mehmoodabad, said Kashif Paracha, the programme manager at Goethe-Intitut, on Friday. Continue reading
Dow University of Health Sciences has organized INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIABETES
in collaboration with Diabetic Association of Pakistan December 10 -12, 2011
Patron: PROF. A. SAMAD SHERA, Chairman: PROF. MASOOD HAMEED KHAN Secretary General: PROF. M. ZAMAN SHAIKH Continue reading
Bad news for literacy: The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) is being abolished – a fallout of the 18th Amendment of the Constitution. Apart from the human cost of 34,000 employees working for NCHD projects all over the country losing their jobs (provinces are unwilling to accommodate them, despite the assurances by Mian Raza Rabbani, Chairman of the Implementation Commission), the Commission’s literacy, primary education and health support programmes will cease to exist. This will be a severe blow to the already shrunken EFA programmes at the centre and in the provinces. Continue reading
Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector, and Dr Mumtaz Ahmad, President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), inaugurated the second annual Open House here on Monday.
They along with senior faculty members visited the projects displayed by the students. Appreciating the students for the efforts, the IIUI president stressed the need for bringing new ideas in the energy sector. He said that Pakistan is facing energy crisis and students should bring new ideas in this sector. Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad also invited the commercial sector to support and implement the innovative ideas of the students of IIUI, which can contribute in the development of the country. Continue reading