U.S. Ambassador Richard G. Olson joined Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Govt Director of Pakistan’s Greater Training Fee, and vice chancellors from throughout Pakistan right now to have fun the completion of a U.S.-funded program linking prime Pakistani universities with prime U.S. universities to strengthen civic engagement in greater training curricula all through Pakistan. The event additionally marked the launch of the Talloires Community in Pakistan, a global community of academic establishments dedicated to strengthening the civic roles of upper training.
The U.S.-Pakistan Greater Training Initiative on Civic Engagement, supported by a $500,000 grant from the U.S. authorities and carried out by Nationwide College of Science and Expertise and the Washington-D.C.-based NGO Improvements in Civic Participation, paired 5 main Pakistani universities with 5 U.S. universities with robust civic engagement packages. The undertaking included college change, curriculum improvement, workshops, and a social media marketing campaign.
Talking to an viewers of scholars and prime Pakistani educators, Ambassador Olson stated: “As we speak we have fun the fruits of a undertaking linking prime Pakistani universities with prime U.S. universities for the aim of strengthening civic engagement in greater training. Past its academic advantages, inculcating the worth of service within the subsequent era has the facility to alter lives and alter nations.”
Taking part U.S. universities included Tulane College, George Washington College, College of Wisconsin, College of Nebraska, and College of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Taking part Pakistani universities included the Nationwide College of Science and Expertise, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Lahore, Quaid-e-Azam College, Fatima Jinnah Ladies’s College, and Dow College of Well being Sciences in Karachi.