PLF adding synergies, creativity, inclusion, says Baila Raza Jamil



Imran Zakir

KARACHI: Pakistan Learning Festival’s second day provided magical learning gifts for all children, adding synergies, creativity and inclusion said by ITA ,Chief Executive Baila Raza Jamil.
She said that after the Pandemic, PLF back in Karachi after two years, received a tremendous response from students, teachers and the general public alike, with over 30,000in attendance. Government, private and special education institutions/schools from across the province took part, with children/teachers traveling from places such as Mubarak Village, Malir, Hyderabad, and even from Lasbela, Awaran and Gwadar districts in Balochistan.
This three-day event, being held in partnership the BOP, Oxford University Press (OUP), EdLabPakistan Learning Pitch, National Foods, Habib Metropolitan Bank, Room to Read (RtR), UNESCO, the British Council Pakistan, Telenor, Sindh Education Foundation (SEF), CandyLand, SightSavers Pakistan, SOC Films, Essa Laboratories, Lightstone Publishers, Oxfam in Pakistan, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Museum and K-Electric, is aimed at promoting interactive learning in general and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in particular, especially at the time of COVID-19.
Sessions continued all day long on Creative Writing/Reading/Book Launches and Readings, EdTech during COVID, Incredible Libraries, performing arts, drum circle, NAPA Theater, GogiNigarNazar, Inclusive interactive stalls of the British Council, SEF, ITA, Deaf Reach, Wonder Tree, Learning Pitch/EdLabs, Circle Women, Aga Khan University.
Sindh Secretary for Forests Dr. Badar Jamil Mendhro attended the day two of PLF as chief guest and was happy to see the sessions and activities on Climate Change. He said that the climate catastrophe can only be avoided through collective efforts such as those being carried out by ITA through PLF, adding that children are our future and investing in children’s growth means investing in the country’s future.
Meanwhile, distinguished personalities such as Zubeida Mustafa, Shah Manzoor, Anila Yousaf, Syed Salahuddin, Ahmed Shabbir, Deputy Commissioner, Irshad Ali Sodhar, Seema Zahid and Maleeha Ahmed took part in the panel discussion.


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