Making Choices and Decisions in Career Path
Dear Head of Institution
/ Individual Member,
Children’s Day is celebrated in many countries of the world on November 20, the
date when the convention on the rights of the Child adopted by the United
Nations General Assembly in 1989. Commemorating this day, Association for
Social Studies Educators and Teachers (ASSET) organizes special event for
children every year. This year we are organizing Career Guidance session for
students on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
careers will always be a delicate matter where people must carefully plan,
where they envision themselves, or how they see themselves now and after some
years from now. Career planning can be a challenging task as individuals are
faced with many choices, changes, and obstacles. Studies show that career
guidance and counselling help individuals to acquire the knowledge, skills and
experience necessary to identify options and planning a successful career path.
Objectives of the
the end of this session participants will be able to:
their potential and choose a field that is true with their skills and
a comprehensive framework for developing their career path
career interests, values, aptitudes, skills in relation to possible
the importance of setting goals for their future
a decision in a direction which will be beneficial for the whole society
Sadiq Merchant is
an entrepreneur and a teacher by profession with more than twenty five years’
experience in teaching, learning and teachers’ training. He is serving in MSB
Educational Institute Karachi for last 25 years in various capacities. He is a
part of various training programmes at PTAN (Professional Teachers Association
Network) based at AKU-IED Karachi. His passion for learning and teaching has
enabled him to create the capacity of empowering teachers/students in order to
develop and sustain their learning capabilities. He also has an extensive
experience in various academic areas, especially in Mathematics and Social
Sciences. He did his First Bachelor in Science. Later he did his Bachelors and
Masters in education from HAMDARD University. He has presented research papers
at various educational conferences across Pakistan. Career guidance is one of
his specialties; and he has conducted more than a dozen workshops and seminars
on the topic.
Khimani has done his Bachelors in Computer
Science and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Institute of Business
Administration (IBA), Karachi. He has been associated with Aga Khan Development
Network (AKDN) for over 11 years. During these years, he has served as the Head
of Careers and Scholarship at Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKES, P)
and as the Programme Lead for Aga Khan Foundation's Civil Society Resource
Centre. His areas of expertise include career guidance and advising, project
designing and management, monitoring and evaluation, training and development and
teacher education. He also has a Certificate in Teacher Education from Aga Khan
University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED). He has conducted
over 200 workshops for students across Pakistan on Career Guidance and Life
Skills. He is currently the Head of Community Programmes at AKES, Pakistan.
session is open to all students and teachers of Pakistan.
school will be required to send students from Secondary and Higher
Secondary (VIII to X.)
group of students must be accompanied by a teacher from the school.
session will be held at Aga Khan
University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), Karimabad (IED-PDC, 1-5/B-VII, F.B. Area, Karimabad) on
Saturday November 15, 2014.
will be required to arrive latest by 8:30 a.m. for registration and
session will start on time at 9:00 a.m. and end at around 1:00 p.m.
Last date of
- Schools are requested to send
in the duly completed registration form (attached) latest by Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
No On Spot Registration
will be accepted. please confirm your participation by filling
out the attached registration form and submit it to PTAN office along with
registration fees before the deadline i-e Tuesday, November 11,
- The registration form must be
completed in all respects and the names of the students nominated by the
schools must be clearly spelled and presented in CAPITAL letters.
- The forms must be submitted
along with the Registration Fee
at PTAN Office, IED.
student and one teacher from a School/Institute: Rs.
teacher or student: Rs. 200/- per head
token of Rs. 600/- (Six hundred only) is payable as
registration fee and must be attached to the registration form either in cash
or in the form of pay order in the name of The
Aga Khan University.