Tuesday, December 09, 2014

ASSET in collaboration with The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) organizing special event titled “Celebrating Diversity”

Dear Members

It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that on December 20, 2014, ASSET is organizing a special event for school children and teachers in collaboration with The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). The theme of the event is “Celebrating Diversity”.

We reside in a culturally diverse world. Culture is a dominant factor that influences both our daily actions and the decisions we make. The understanding of culture and diversity is often restricted to its visible aspects like food, language, clothes and alike. The link between these visible components of culture and the non-visible features including ideas, belief, values and traditions is an important factor of the study.

Celebrating Diversity is an interactive 4-hour session that will take students on a journey from introduction, to understanding and celebration of diversity. Use of audio-visual archive and interactive activities will engage students and teachers throughout the day. The methodology undertaken traverses from guided inquiry to investigation and finally concluding with reflection. This event has been particularly designed to bring about a stimulating experience for all the participants.

About The Citizens Archive Pakistan:
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural and historic preservation operating in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. It seeks to educate the community, foster an awareness of our nation's history, and instil pride in Pakistani citizens about their heritage.

CAP has focused its attention on the tradition of oral storytelling in Pakistan, emphasising the importance of such narratives in a dialogue on national identity. The organization has three main goals: to preserve and provide access to the archive, to build and support educational programmes, and to develop educational products based on the testimonies collected.

Who should/can Participate:

Three (3) students from Grade VI - VIII from each school/institution accompanied by 1 teacher.

Event Date:             Saturday, December 20, 2014
Venue:                     Aga Khan University Institute for Educational
                                 Development (AKU-IED)
Time:                       09:30 a.m. to 01:30 p.m.
Dress code:            It will be appreciated if children are in their regional dresses or in green and white coloured dress

Last date of registration:
Schools are requested to send in the duly completed registration form (attached) latest by Thursday, December 18, 2014. Only 20 schools will be registered for the event on first come first served basis. The forms will be submitted at PTAN Office, IED.

We urge you to participate in this novel event and contribute towards its success. Please feel free to contact the PTAN Office if you have any query or require clarifications