Thursday, September 15, 2011

ASSET- ‘A Walk through Pakistan’ in collaboration with The Citizens Archive of Pakistan.

Dear Institutional Heads/Individual members

It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that on October 1, 2011, ASSET is organizing a special event relating to 64th Pakistan Independence Day in collaboration with The Citizens Archive of Pakistan. The theme of the event is ‘A Walk through Pakistan’

Brief on Theme of the Event:

‘A Walk through Pakistan’ is an interactive 3-hour session aimed at educating its audience by taking them through historical facts at the creation of Pakistan. Teachers and students will embark on the memorable journey with the aid of audio, video and fun group activities.

The students will learn about prominent historical leaders of the subcontinent, Pakistan's geography at the time of partition and some of the key issues our society is currently faced with. Simultaneously, the teachers will be shown a series of interviews and photographs of the people who witnessed Pakistan becoming an independent state as well as the conditions during the formation of the country in order to develop in the teachers a wider and more comprehensive understanding of the events. Moreover, the teachers will explore other supporting sources of history to make their teaching more effective and interesting.

This event has been particularly designed to bring about a stimulating experience for all the participants.

About The Citizens Archive Pakistan:
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural and historical preservation of the country. It seeks to educate the community, by fostering awareness of our nation's history and instilling pride in Pakistani citizens of their heritage. The CAP has focused its attention on the tradition of oral story-telling in Pakistan, emphasizing the need of such narratives on national identity in dialogue form. The organization has three main goals: to preserve and provide access to the archive, to build and support educational programs, and to develop educational products based on the testimonies accumulated.

Who should/can participate?
• Three students from Grade V - VIII from each institution.
• Students will be accompanied by one teacher from the institution
• Every member of ASSET

Event Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Venue: The Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)
Time: 09:30 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.
Dress code: It will be appreciated if children are in their regional dresses or in green and white colored dress

Last date of registration
• Schools are requested to send in the duly completed registration form latest by Tuesday, September 27, 2011.
• The forms will be submitted at PTAN Office, IED.

We urge you to participate in this novel event and contribute towards its success. Please feel free to contact the PTAN Office if you have any query or require clarifications.

Yours truly,

Dr. Huma Ghaffar