Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ASSET: Ninth Olympiad on theme "Dignity of Labour" on October 10, 2015

Ninth ASSET Olympiad
Dignity of Labour

Dear Heads of Institution / Individual Member,

It is a pleasure to inform you that ASSET is organizing the Ninth ASSET Olympiad on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at AKU-IED. The theme of the Olympiad is “Dignity of Labour”.

Dignity of Labour indicates that all types of work are respected equally, and no occupation is considered superior and no labour is undignified, rather different only. As society has progressed there has been a continuous struggle to give equal status to all forms of labour. However, to date there is still consistent stigma attached to labour, especially those who are attached to more manual forms of work. It is of course obvious that society is composed of human-beings but within each society we have different social systems where people are treated differently in accordance to one’s status/ labour. And this raised many questions about human dignity. Is human dignity tied to one’s status in society? Should dignity be tied to class and social status? And of course, what is the reason behind this social stratification? There are countless other ethical questions that we need to ask ourselves.

This Olympiad has been designed with the aim to explore the perception of children about the role of labour in society and the issues that they face. Through this platform, the participants (students and teachers) would be given an opportunity to learn and express what they feel about human dignity and their responsibility in society and to develop a positive, healthy and realistic attitude towards dignity of labour.

This event has been designed to ensure a stimulating experience for all the participants. The students will either prepare skits or make posters. Participating students will be briefed and facilitated in the preparation of posters/skit. Winning team members will be awarded shields and certificates. All the participating students and teachers will also get certificates.

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
10:0 0 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.  
·         Two (2) students for poster competition and
·         Two (2) students for preparing and performing in skits.

Detail of the programme:

 All necessary stationary and work material will be provided by ASSET-PTAN
·                 Posters and Skits will be evaluated by panel of judges.
·                 The decision of the panel will be final and undisputed.
·                 Participants will be required to arrive latest by 8:30 a.m.
·                 Event will start at 9:00 a.m. sharp.
·                 The event will conclude at about 1:30 p.m.

Date and Venue:

The Ninth ASSET Olympiad will be held at Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) on Saturday, October 10, 2015.

Last date for registration:

·         Schools are requested to send in the duly completed registration form (attached) latest by Thursday, October 08, 2015.
·         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 (Professional Teacher Associations Network c/o The Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), 1-5/B-VII, F.B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi).
·         Tel: 021-36826991-4/ 36347611-4 (Ext.: 8554/8556).
     Registration Fee:

A token of Rs. 1,600/- (One thousand six hundred only) is payable as registration fee along with the registration form, either in cash or in the form of pay order to be made 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