Friday, January 20, 2012

The Sixth ASSET Olympiad on Saturday, February 4, 2012; Topic “Gender Responsive Citizen”

Dear Head of Institution/Individual Member,

Happy New Year!

It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that our team is organizing The Sixth ASSET Olympiad on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at AKU-IED. The topic of the Olympiad is “Gender Responsive Citizen”.

The Olympiad has been designed with the aim to explore the perception of children about gender (rights, responsibilities and role of girls and boys), break myths related to gender and develop among them a positive, healthy and realistic attitude towards each other. Through this platform, the participants (students and teachers) would be given an opportunity to learn and express what they feel about it and what their views are about it.

This event has been designed to ensure a stimulating experience for all the participants. The students will prepare posters and prepare and deliver a speech focusing on the given motion statement, while the teachers will attend an informative session on the topic.

Participating students will be briefed and facilitated in the preparation of posters and in the preparation of speech. The details of the programme are as follows:

08:30 a.m. - 09:00 a.m. -   Registration

09:00 a.m. - 09:05 a.m. - Tilawat-i-Quraan-i-Pak
09:05 a.m. - 09:10 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction of the Guest Speaker
09:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Information session by Guest Speaker on:
• What is gender and what are gender issues and their implications for society.
• What role students can play in creating gender balanced society?
• Sharing concept paper and guidelines to prepare the poster and speeches
10:0 0 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Information Session for teachers on the topic
Time for students to prepare the posters and speeches on the topic
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Tea Break
Exhibition of the posters prepared by students
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Speeches by Students
12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m. - Concluding the activities

Who should/can participate?
• The contest is open to all schools of Pakistan
• Each school will be required to select and send two students from Classes VIII to X
• These two students must be accompanied by one teacher from the school

What preparations should the participants undertake?
• Students selected must primarily possess good comprehension and presentation skills with one to be expert in the preparation and delivery of speech while the other must be an expert in preparing poster on a given topic.
• All necessary stationary and work materials will be provided by ASSET-PTAN Team for the development of the posters and preparation of speech
• A panel of judges will evaluate the group outputs and decide the winners
• The decision of the panel will be final and undisputed

Event Date and Venue:
The Sixth ASSET Olympiad will be held at The Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) on Saturday, February 4, 2012
• Participants will be required to arrive latest by 8:30 a.m.
• Attendance and related formalities will be completed by 8:55 a.m. to ensure that the event starts on time at 9:00 a.m.
• The event will end at about 1:30 p.m.

Last date of registration:
• Schools are requested to send in the duly completed registration form (attached) latest by January 31, 2012.
• 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, AKU-IED.

Registration Fee:
A token of Rs.1200/- is payable as registration fee and must be attached to the registration form either in cash or in the form of a pay order in the name of AKU-IED.
 We urge you to take part in this novel event and contribute in its success. Please feel free to contact PTAN Office if you have any query or require clarifications. Looking forward to your continued support and cooperation

Yours truly,

Dr. Huma Ghaffar
Chairperson ASSET