Pro­gram 1001 Nights to help chil­dren im­prove tol­er­ance

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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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