Thursday, January 10, 2013

ASSET - "The Seventh ASSET Olympiad" on Saturday, February 09, 2013 at AKU-IED

Dear Head of Institutions / Individual Members,

It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that our team is organizing The Seventh ASSET Olympiad on Saturday, February 09, 2013 at AKU-IED. The topic of the Olympiad is:
“What can I do for Pakistan”
The Olympiad has been designed with the aim to explore the perception of children about their responsibilities towards Pakistan and to develop a positive, healthy and realistic attitude towards the betterment of Pakistan as a nation. 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. The event will focus on what can be done rather just worrying about it as explained by Steven Covey (article attached).

This event has been designed to ensure a stimulating experience for all the participants. The students will either prepare skits or make posters and in the end they will participate in a panel discussion, while the teachers will attend an informative session on the topic. Participating students will be briefed and facilitated in the preparation of posters/skit. The details of the programme are as follows:

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


09:00 a.m.-09:05 a.m.

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 the topic
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Information Session for teachers on the topic
Time for students to prepare the posters/skits
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.
Skits 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 send one teacher and four students from Classes VIII to X. Out of them
    • Two students should be expert in making poster and
    • The other two should be skilled in preparing and performing skits
What preparations should the participants undertake?
  • Students selected must primarily possess good comprehension and presentation skills along with either being expert in making poster or skilled in preparing and performing skits.
  • All necessary stationary and work materials will be provided by ASSET-PTAN Team for the development of the posters and preparation of skits.
  • 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 Seventh ASSET Olympiad will be held at The Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) on Saturday February 09, 2013. 
  • 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 Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
  • 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.
Registration Fee:
A token of Rs. 1,600/- (Rupees: One Thousand 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” 

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.

Office Address
PTAN c/o IED-PDC, 1-5/B-VII, F.B. Area, Karimabad, P.O.Box 13688, Karachi-75950, Pakistan
Tel: 36347611-4 (Ext.: 3203-3205), Fax: 36347616; Email: