Monday, November 21, 2011

MAP-“Creative Pedagogies” on Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Member,

On behalf of MAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the MAP workshop to be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011. Details of the session are as follows:

Title: “Creative Pedagogies”
Day/Date: Saturday/ November 26, 2011
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitator: Ms Nimira Asif
Instructor, Aga Khan University, School of Nursing and Midwifery

We would like to iterate that in order to provide quality professional development to all valued members and to run this association effectively we need your full support and punctuality. Since seats for the session are limited, interested members are requested to kindly confirm their participation latest by Friday, November 25, 2011 at or (36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 3203 / 3205), as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.

Looking forward to your active participation in the workshop.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

SAP - "Save Pakistan from Floods" on Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dear Members,

Recently we have been struck by torrential flood which has not only affected the rural population of Sindh but also has damaging cultural, social, and economic impacts. Whole nation in general and science educators in particular are trying to understand the causes and effects of this trauma.

In this regard teachers have to play an important role by introducing this issue in their classrooms and should try to build links between nature of science and torrential floods in Pakistan.

Therefore SAP has taken initiative to motivate teachers to work on inquiry based project ‘Save Pakistan from floods’. Interested participants have to act as a ‘scientist’ and explore the links between the nature of science and current issue i.e. torrential floods in Pakistan.
Participants have to do the following:

1. Frame the guiding question for investigation.
2. Describe the method with which they have approached the inquiry. It could be description of how they have collected and analyzed the data to answer the research question.
3. Use different sources to gather information like, books, newspaper, clipping of TV news, interviews of concern authorities, personal conversation and experiences, images, anecdotes from visit to effected areas, and information from some authentic web sites (give proper reference of the source of information).
4. Analyse and present the data as visuals (graphs, pictures, models etc) to showcase their indigenous work.
5. Discussion and conclusion.

Entries are open for all the teachers. Competition will be held on December 24, 2011. The winners will be awarded with shields and certificates and all the participants would be provided with certificates of participation.

Please fill the attached registration form and send it along with Fee Rs. 300/- (Cash or Pay – Order) in the name of AKU-IED to PTAN Office by November 26, 2011.
If you have any further query, kindly contact PTAN Office or email us at, or Phone # 36826991-4/36347611-4 Ext # 3203-3205.
For instructions please see attached.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

ASSET: "Protecting and Empowering Children" on November 12, 2011

Dear Member,

International 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 (CRC) adopted by the United Nation’s General Assembly in 1989. The aim of celebrating this day is educating children about their rights, increasing their participation in decisions affecting them and encouraging the protection and provision of child’s rights in schools and in communities.

On the occasion of International Children’s Day, ASSET is organizing a special session on child sexual abuse in collaboration with Aahung (NGO) on Saturday, November 12. Aahung will sensitize teachers to develop their knowledge, comfort and skills on this topic. This will include developing essential communication skills amongst teachers to be able to communicate with children on this highly sensitive issue as well as teaching them techniques and strategies for preventing child sexual abuse. When children are not educated about their bodies or their rights they are left vulnerable to abuse.

Topic: Protecting and Empowering Children
Date: November 12, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Aahungh Team

About Aahung
Aahung is a Karachi-based NGO that has been working to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of men, women, and young people since 1995. The Aahung team works for capacity development to improve the quality of sexual and reproductive health services while advocating an enabling environment in which every individual’s sexual rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, November 11, 2011 (Tuesday-Saturday between 8:30 a.m. - 5:40 p.m.). Or register online at or