British Council training course for youngsters
British Council organises training course for youngsters
Karachi, July 22, 2008: As many as 35 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 from
Karachi, Hyderabad, Badin, Jamshoro, Umarkot, Mirpurkhas and Tharparkar received
training in a three-day visioning workshop to support young people in becoming
A statement here on Monday said that the moot was organised
by the British Council and the Youth Parliament of Pakistan (YPP). It said that
they recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in response to the
global citizenship challenge young people face in an increasingly interconnected
Greatly appreciating the efforts of the Youth Parliament of Pakistan
in bringing young people together to achieve a shared vision, Syed Mashhood
Rizvi, Director British Council, Sindh and Balochistan, briefed the participants
about the British Council's Active Citizens Programme.
Abrarul Haq, Chairman
Youth Parliament of Pakistan said that the youth are 61% of the total population
of Pakistan and can work as a catalyst to bring positive change in their
communities by initiating small scale youth driven community focused social
welfare projects from the platform of Youth Parliament of Pakistan. Since the
launch of the project we got tremendous support from the youth of Sindh and we
hope that with our partner organisation like British Council we will be able to
positively channalise their energies and passion to work for the betterment of
the country, he added.
The Project Co-ordinator of Youth Parliament of
Pakistan, Bilal Ahmed Rana, briefed the audience about the objectives and
working of YPP. He shared the fact that YPP will be convening the National Youth
Assembly later this year in Islamabad and 10 districts will be identified to
start Districts Youth Assemblies and by 2012 YPP aims to establish Provincial
Youth Assemblies in all four provinces and District Youth Assemblies in 139
districts of the country.
Syed Mashhood Rizvi and Abrarul Haq distributed
the certificates to the participants.
Over the next two years, Active
Citizens, a British Council programme, aims to empower young people help build
more peaceful and cohesive societies.
Through this programme, young people
will bring a new spirit into their communities as active citizens and
participants in the democratic life of the nation. To do this, the programme
will help build the capacity of young people as leaders who will actively engage
within their communities as well as developing an understanding of global
citizenship by working collaboratively with the UK.
A network of young people
will be formed with those who want an opportunity to learn, share and meet
people from other places and make a positive difference in their communities.
The aim is to empower young leaders to work towards positive social change. This
is done by creating opportunities for young people that develop their advocacy
skills and instil the spirit of volunteerism as contributions to democratic
development. Young people of varied backgrounds, including those outside urban
centres, will also be provided with life-long learning opportunities. Towards
this end, a series of twenty Interaction Visioning Workshops began on 26 June
2008 across the country. One thousand young people aged 18 to 25 from all over
the country are participating in these workshops.
They will work with other
young people to establish district youth councils in 30 districts across
Pakistan over the next three years. Using their newly acquired project
development and delivery skills, they will then manage community social action
projects connecting with national and international organisations. The Nation
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Spokesman terms SAU protest illegal
Hyderabad: The Sindh Agriculture University claimed on Monday
that the ongoing protest by the employees was illegal as the university had
solved their problems, including promotion of ad hoc employees and appointment
of the children of deceased employees.
A spokesman for the university
alleged in a statement that some disgruntled elements were
damaging the reputation of the university. He dismissed the allegations of
corruption levelled by the protesters against university management as baseless
and the university, which had been running in Rs63.7 million deficit since 2004,
had overcome the deficit by prudent fiscal policies, the spokesman
The employees, meanwhile, continued their strike on Monday in
protest against the policies of vice-chancellor.
Sindh Agriculture University Vice-Chancellor Dr Basheer Ahmed Shaikh had
been nominated as member of the England's International Biographical Centre
(IBC), Cambridge, said a handout on Monday.
Director General of IBC
Nicholas S. Law in a communication dated July 11 congratulated Dr Shaikh that
the ratification of his nomination by the awards board had been completed and he
had been named as member of IBC.
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SU selects candidates for admission to pharmacy
Hyderabad: The University of Sindh announced on Monday a list of
50 candidates selected for admission to the 5th professional Pharm-D of evening
According to a handout, the university authorities advised the
selected candidates to deposit fee before July 26 at the Habib Bank's Jamshoro
branch through challan, which would be issued by the directorate of admissions
to candidates after scrutinising their documents.
university's controller of examinations announced schedule for semester
examination of 2007-08 batches of BCS, BCIT, BBA and MBA of affiliated private
and government colleges.
He advised the candidates to obtain and submit
examination forms from July 25 to Aug 5. The examination would be held from Aug
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Isra University admission schedule
The Isra University on Monday announced schedule for admission to various degree programmes including nursing, medical
science, business administration, information technology, telecommunication,
electronics, software engineering, multimedia technology and computer
science.According to a press release, last date for submission of forms has been
fixed as Aug 23. Dawn
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