Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ASSET organizing, in collaboration with Tehrik-e-Niswan, a theatre on the theme: "Larna Jhagarna Theek Nahi" ( Saturday, December 7, 2013)

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. 
On the occasion of International Children’s Day, ASSET is organizing a special theatre performance for children with the collaboration of Tehrik-e-Niswan on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
Theme of the Theatre
Larna Jhagarna Theek Nahi
This event has been designed to ensure a stimulating experience for all the participants. After theatre performance the participants would be given an opportunity to reflect and express their views about the issues which would be highlighted in the play.
About Tehrik-e-Niswan
Tehrik-e-Niswan (The Women’s Movement) was officially formed in 1979 with the objective to create awareness about women’s rights and to change moral, social, patriarchal attitudes towards women through the medium of the performing arts. 
Tehrik-e-Niswan has played a pioneering role in introducing feminist political theatre and dance in Pakistan. Its plays and performances speak to a range of social issues. In the past thirty years Tehrik-e-Niswan Cultural Action Group has acquired national and international recognition as one of the major cultural group in Pakistan that has consistently struggled in the social, political and cultural arena to defend rights of ordinary Pakistanis to live in a society free of all kinds of exploitation and oppression. The Tehrik Company has performed in many dance and theatre festivals locally and abroad and many of the plays and dance productions have been land marks in the history of performing arts in Pakistan.
We urge you to participate in this novel event as it will provide you a great learning opportunity. Please feel free to contact PTAN Office if you have any further query or require any clarification. Details of the programme are attached herewith.

 For registration, kindly fill in the attached form and send it to PTAN office (Professional Teacher Associations Network c/o The Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development, 1-5/B-VII, F.B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi-75950) latest by Wednesday, December 4, 2013. For further information, please contact PTAN office (021-36347611-4/36826991-4 Ext: 8554/8556).

Details of the Program

 Who should/can participate?
  • The session is open to ASSET Institutional and Individual members
  • Each school can send maximum four (4) students from Classes VII to X. along with one (1) teacher
  • Participating students and teachers are requested to reach latest by 09:30 a.m.
  • The event will end at 12:00 noon.
  • Certificate of attendance will be given to all the participants
Registration Fee and deadline:

  • Schools are requested to send in the duly completed registration form (attached herewith) latest by Wednesday, December 4, 2013
  • Registration form must be submitted along with the registration fee for Rs 200/- (in cash) at PTAN Office, IED. Rs 100/- (in cash) will be charged for any additional participant (student or teacher)
  • ASSET Individual members will be charged Rs 50/- per head.

Registration Form (Individual Member)

Monday, November 18, 2013

EYLA Children's Day Celebration on November 30, 2013

Dear Members
As we know November 20 is celebrated as a Universal Children’s Day. This day provides us opportunities to develop awareness among the people about the wellbeing of the children of the world and to celebrate the day of the Declaration of the convention on the Rights of Child by the UN General Assembly.
EYLA is also celebrating Children’s Day on November 30, 2013 to recognize the rights of the child along with their talents, skills and achievements that they all have. This year our theme for the event is “Nature”.

The event will be organized by EYLA’s Executive Committee. We are intending to invite your school to participate in this event that will begin from 10:30 a.m. and end at 01:30 p.m.
 Key features of the event are:
 ·         Children’s work display

Children’s work may include posters, art work, or any other work done by your school children aged between 4-11 years on the theme “Nature”, which will then be displayed on the event day.
For the displays, your school will be provided a soft board of approximate size 4’ *6’.  Participating schools are also requested to put their displays one day before the event i.e. on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at SMS Aga Khan School Auditorium, Karimabad, Karachi.

·         Children’s presentations 

Children’s presentation will be on the theme “Nature” and include any one of the following:
Each school will be allotted 10 minutes for presentation. For this the school can send maximum 8 children accompanied by 2 teachers on the day of the event.

Please let us know about your school’s participation in the event latest by November 23, 2013. 
Please note that only 10 schools will be registered to participate in the event on first come first served basis.
For registration, kindly fill in the attached form and send it to PTAN office (Professional Teacher Associations Network c/o The Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development, 1-5/B-VII, F.B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi-75950). For further information, please contact PTAN office (021-6347611 -4 Ext: 8554/8556).
We are looking forward to your keen participation to celebrate this occasion/event.
With Regards, 
EYLA – Executive Committee

Friday, November 08, 2013

AKU-HDP offers "Advanced Diploma in Human Development (Early Child Development) ļ" Admissions Open: November 02-November 25, 2013

Application submission deadline: November 25, 2013

Forms available at HDP Office or access our website

 Office Address

AKU Human Development Programme

Metro Cash & Carry Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd
Mezzanine Floor, University Road
Karachi 75300, Pakistan
Tel: 92 21 32102189 Fax: 92 21 3493-4294/3493-2095

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

PAIE workshop on "Rediscovering Genius" on Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dear Member,

 PAIE in collaboration with The Circle of Care Awareness Programme at Therapy Works is organizing an awareness workshop titled Rediscovering Genius. Once we accept that each student has his/her own learning style, our entire perception about teaching changes. The workshop invites teachers and educationists to experience insights into multiple intelligence theory.

Why should teachers/educationists attend?
Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence has met with a strong positive response from many educators. It has been embraced by a range of educational theorists and, significantly, applied by teachers and policymakers to problems of schooling. The workshop will aim to illustrate this modelusing living examples from pre-school, higher, vocational and adult education initiatives.
Participants who wish to attend the workshop are requested to bring their school curriculum text books of subjects which they teach to get most out of the workshop.
 Details of the workshop are as follows:            
 Title:                                Rediscovering Genius
Time:                               9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Date:                               Saturday, November 16, 2013
Venue:                            Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development
Facilitator:                      Ms. Ayesha S. Jamall, Remedial Therapist (Reads-Hornsby Diploma)
About the facilitator
Aysha S. Jamall is a Remedial Therapist (Reads-Hornsby Diploma), who also holds a Certificate in Counseling from Therapy Works (CPCAB). At present, she is studying for a Diploma in Counseling. She is currently leading the Circle of Care Programme at Therapy Works. Aysha has fifteen years of experience in the field of education management. She has spent the last seven years working with children with special needs and is an advocate of “Inclusion”.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at or (36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556), as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.

We look forward to your participation!