Program 1001 Nights to help children improve tolerance
photo by Sultan Bashir ISLAMABAD—For helping the children to tolerate each other with better sense of responsibility, improve their critical thinking and civic sense, a language and Literacy Program” 1001 Nights was presented in a meeting held here Tuesday.
The presentation on “A language and Literacy Program” 1001 Nights, was given by Mehnaz Aziz and children Global Network to the Minister of State for Federal Education Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman.
Mehnaz Aziz and her team requested the minister to have the program reviewed by the National Curriculum Council in upcoming meeting to further scale it up for the implementation in Pakistan.
The basic purpose of the program was to inculcate the civic sense in the children through TV shows, comics, and academic curriculum.
The meeting informed that children are given one hour class on civic sense by using this material of tales of 1001 nights.
They said that children would be engaged in class room as well as home activities with the help of this program.
TV show has already been screened on PTV and Geo TV Networks along with the programs in the countries like Jordan, Syria, Morocco and Iraq in 2012. Global Network team told the minister that this program has already been reviewed by Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) in 2012 and they have signed an MOU with ministry of CADD for capital schools.
They tested this program in 20 schools of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), and 10 schools of Punjab in 2014 adding, the results were remarkable. The program was implemented in grades 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Minister of State highly appreciated the concept of this program and assured the global network team to review it by the curriculum council for further improvement.
“I always emphasis on character building more than just getting simple education in schools”, said the Minister. If our civic sense and tolerance level as a nation can be improved through such programs then “we should support it whole heartedly” Baligh added.
Moreover he said that it’s just not tolerating each other what matters, but understanding each others’ point of view is very essential in this global age.
Meeting was attended by the Additional Secretary Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik, Joint Education Advisor rafiq Tahir, and Director General Education Talat.—APP
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