CARE Students took part in the Plan9 – PITB’s Tech Incubator #Makerfest conducted by DIY GEEKS. The students had a fun and learning-filled day. From an introduction to Arduino to the importance of recycling, the students got to take part in various activities which made them curious to learn more about technology.
Last year we partnered with an Australian brand called, MOGA. The fashion brand uses fabric and color as a means to unite women around the world. MOGA is a social enterprise at heart that strongly values equal opportunities for girls, which is why they recently dedicated a certain percentage of their sales to CARE! Many thanks to MOGA and their generosity! Their initiative has given us enough funds to revamp infrastructure and facilities at one of our girls’ schools!
This month, five of our incredible students participated in a Science and Technology based program…IN JAPAN!!!!!! While in Japan, they met Nobel Laureates, attended informative seminars, and conducted experiments alongside scientists and renowned professors. Even though they had a very busy week, they managed to visit several historical sites as well! Overall, it was a very enriching experience for our kids, both personally and academically. They traveled outside of Pakistan for the first time, teamed up with a diverse array of students, learned about a different culture, and familiarized themselves with new research methods! Many congrats to: Ieman Shakeel, Maryam Ijaz, Kishwar Mirza, Abu Bakar Khalid, and Hashim Inayat Ullah!
This week, our students from CARE adopted Charrar & Qainchi participated in the 2017 Young Entrepreneurial Summit organized by the LUMS Entrepreneurial Society (LES). They had to pitch an idea for a sustainable product and work on it together as a team. This was a valuable experience for our students since they had a chance to work, think and innovate like entrepreneurs.
Exciting news! CARE is conducting weekend internship sessions in collaboration with the LUMUN Social Responsibility Program (LUMUN society’s social responsibility branch)! The internship will run from January 6th to January 28th 2017, and take place twice a week (Friday Afternoon & Saturday Morning). Interns will be expected to work at least 2 hours per day. You can visit our internship page to register.
CARE Access program graduate, Hamza Ibrahim, has been selected to attend the Asian International Relations conference at Harvard University this February. He is one of the seven participants selected from all over Pakistan. Hamza will sit on a panel about governance and diplomacy. We wish him all the best as he explores international business, environment, governance and technology trends alongside community leaders from around the world.
This year, CARE sent two delegations to the University of Technology and Engineering MUN (UETMUN) conference. We’re excited to announce that our delegations received two honorary mentions and two special mentions. Looking forward to seeing our team at more MUNs.
Our adventurous girls can master the great outdoors when given the opportunity! Last week, the District Government organized a camping competition at Wapda High School. They pitched tents and created a lovely camping space, complete with fruit, baskets and flowers. Raw materials were also used to help students understand the concept of recycling. Our team of girls won first place in the competition!