Thursday, July 17, 2014

EYLA session titled "Using Music and Movement to Develop Creativity and Confidence in Children" on August 9, 2014

Dear EYLA Members,

On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the EYLA workshop to be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

Title: Using Music and Movement to Develop Creativity and Confidence in Children

Objectives of the workshop
·   Building confidence and creativity in young children through creative movement exercises
·   Teaching children to express their moods and feelings through music and movement
·   Encouraging children to make sounds with their voices to describe objects and life experiences
·   Improve balance, coordination, and rhythm through dancing and other movement activities

Date                 :           Saturday, August 9, 2014
Timing             :           From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue             :         Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)

Facilitator’s Profile:
Amjad Ansari is a trained dance and theater artist. He has an experience of working in this field with experts from all over the world. Dance is his passion and his areas of expertise include bharatanatyam, kathak, folk and contemporary dance. He has been teaching drama and movement in leading schools of Karachi for the last 15 years.

Registration will start from Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Since seating at the workshop is limited, aspiring participants must confirm their participation at or phone # 36826991-4/36347611-4 Ext. 8554/8556. Available seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and the registration will be closed once the workshop has been fully subscribed.

(Please note that the request for confirmation, for attending the workshop, sent through e-mails or phone calls received before Friday, August 8, 2014 will not be accepted. Members sending their confirmations through e-mails should send their e-mails from 8:30 a.m. (PST) on Friday, August 8, 2014.  Any e-mail received on Friday, August 8, 2014 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted)

Friday, July 11, 2014

ASSET session titled "Use of Movies and Documentaries in Teaching" on July 19, 2014

Dear Member,

In the month of July ASSET is organizing a session on the use of movies and documentaries in classroom teaching and it will be based on documentary Islam: Empire of Faith and its educational website. The details are as follows:


By the end of the session the participants will be able to:

Ø  Enhance their understanding about Islam as a religion and life of Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H).
Ø  Highlight significant aspects of Islamic civilization
Ø  Effectively use the educational website of the documentary in their classroom teaching
Ø  Develop lesson plans and worksheets of different educational movies and documentaries 

Topic        :       Use of Movies and Documentaries in Teaching
Date          :     July 19, 2014
Time          :      9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue       :      AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitator :      Dr. Huma Ghaffar (Chairperson ASSET)

Brief Introduction of Islam: Empire of Faith:
The three hour documentary tells the spectacular story of the great sweep of Islamic power and faith during its first 1,000 years, from the birth of the Prophet Muhammad to the peak of the Ottoman Empire under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent. Historical re-enactments and a remarkable exposition of Islamic Art, artefacts and architecture are combined with interviews of scholars from around the world to recount the rise and importance of early Islamic civilization.  

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, July 17, 2014 by 3:00 p.m. at or call 36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.