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Stories of Hope, Courage and Diversity

Stories of Hope, Courage and Diversity
From a young age, Naveed Hameed, confronted numerous instances where he suffered from discrimination simply because he belonged from a different background than those around him. This instances ensured his believe in hope and made him realize how it felt to be discriminated. Soon after, Naveed learned that discrimination was not just ...
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Spring 2018 Alumni Small Grants: Community Development Initiatives

Spring 2018 Alumni Small Grants: Community Development Initiatives
  Program Overview: Community Development Initiatives (CDI) provide small grant opportunities for Global UGRAD-Pakistan alumni to utilize the leadership skills they developed during their program in the United States to create and implement projects that address a need in their local communities. This small grant provides an opportunity for alumni ...
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Transforming Young Minds, Creating Future Leaders

Transforming Young Minds, Creating Future Leaders
Technological innovations and digital evolutions are transforming the world as we know it. It is now more than evident that the future economy will demand a generation of professionals which is ready to tackle novel and unprecedented issues. Keeping this in mind, there is growing need to swiftly shift towards ...
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First Person: Broadening Horizons at UC Berkeley

First Person: Broadening Horizons at UC Berkeley
Abdul Wahid Khan, a Kennedy-Lugar Youth and Exchange Study (YES) program 2011-12 alumnus, has just returned from the United States, where, he attended summer school at the University of California (UC Berkeley) which was partially sponsored by the U.S. Mission in Pakistan. He spent a busy month studying ecology and society; ...
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A way-forward: Preparing for the Climate Change

A way-forward: Preparing for the Climate Change
Environmental Scientist, Dr. Bushra Khan, has been noticing that climate change and reduction in water availability have started to leave an adverse effect on crop production in agriculturally rich areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) while some effects resulted into crop failure in certain areas. She observed that farmers were unaware ...
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Empowering Women in Pakistani Media

Empowering Women in Pakistani Media
The story of the world is half-told when it is told only by men. Focusing on that motto, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumna Mehwish Abbasi, who is a journalist herself, aimed at fostering the free expression of women’s voice, concerns, and aspirations. Journalists in Pakistan endure intimation, harassment, violence, ...
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Mission: Clean-up K-2 Basecamp

Mission: Clean-up K-2 Basecamp
“It was a dreadful day, we had not seen sun for over 24 hours now. I was of two minds – for a second, I would think of returning and the very next second, I would buck myself up to take a leap of faith. It was, indeed, the most ...
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Training to Empower Teachers through Technology

Training to Empower Teachers through Technology
Waiting for the participants to settle down, Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) programme alumnus, Rajesh Goswami smiled as he took the stage to conduct the workshop he had tirelessly worked for over the past few weeks. Goswami is of the view that education without technology is like a pen without ...
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A Thousand Yearnings – When Expression Meets Dance

A Thousand Yearnings – When Expression Meets Dance
The evening of 11th August was one filled with the celebration of art, poetry, expression and dance. The evening, titled as Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi (English: A Thousand Yearnings), was dedicated to the living legend, Ms. Indu Mitha. Mrs. Mitha is in herself an institution who has been thriving as a ...
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Alumnus Spearheads First Teacher Training Program in Khanewal

Alumnus Spearheads First Teacher Training Program in Khanewal
27 Female Teachers Learn Innovative Pedagogical Methods Ishrat teaches middle school children at the Bright Future Model School in Khanewal. This particular day, she decides to give her students flash cards and asks them not to open their books. She senses the excitement in the classroom as her students mouth ...
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