Continuing the mission to make quality education accessible for all, the Thar Education Alliance in collaboration with District Education Department and office of Chief Monitoring Officer organized a science festival in Mithi-Tharparkar one of the hardest deserts of Pakistan. Thar Education Festival was the culmination of a three-phased training through hands-on science and project-based learning using STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) methodologies as well as sports. This collaborative effort of Sindh’s leading corporations and public sector organizations, along with academia, was aimed at promoting critical thinking and enriching the learning experience of teachers and students of Tharparkar schools in the region while specially focusing on girl’s education.
The region of Tharparkar makes history after a two-day Science festival kickstarted on Wednesday 14th February, 2018. The news takes us all the way to Mithi, where it’s being held at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Cultural Complex. It’s a festival to spark an interest and discovery of Science among students and of course, one step towards promoting better quality education in government schools. It goes without saying but almost all Government schools in Pakistan are in a shambolic condition in all terms – how can we change that?
Thar Education Alliance is implementing a project , to enhance the capacity of children and enable them to establish a vibrantly functional platform, with meaningful engagement of children and other relevant stakeholders, further to evolve it with creating best practices in order to promote the decaying sense of tolerance – which threaten the age-old social-cohesion, religion harmony, diversity and peacebuilding processes- in order to prevent, mitigate and resolve the emerging risk of conflict and violence in transitory region of Tharparkar.