Maths and Science activities:
Alif Ailaan has been contracting organizations working on Maths and Science education to showcase how these subjects can be made interactive and engaging. The project has significantly contributed to the campaign’s focus on ensuring that the there is a substantial increase in the political discourse on quality/learning-outcomes, and that there is a concerted effort by the provincial and federal governments to plan for a substantial improvement in the quality of education being imparted in government schools.
High Level Forum on IBSE
ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in collaboration with French Embassy in Islamabad organized a High Level Forum on Science Education through IBSE – La main a la pate (LAMAP) approach on 11 May 2017 at HEC Auditorium in Islamabad. The lead speaker would be one of the co-founders of La main a la pate of France, Professor Pierre Lena of the Academy of Sciences of France. The main objective of this convention was to Prepare students to engage with science ideas and be knowledgeable about the way science and scientists work and Get more students studying science and mathematics at the primary and secondary school levels.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Summer Camp
(7th – 14th Aug)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department arranged a week long summer camp in over 2000 government schools across 25 districts of KP with its theme around “popular science” and with a purpose to impart knowledge on everyday science among students.
Ed tech Convention – Karachi:
(6TH Sept, 2017)
A convention was chaired by Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Secretary School Education & Literacy Department. The convention was organized as the Secretary expressed the department’s interest in taking forward science fairs in every division of Sindh. The organizations briefed them about their programs.
Robotics Convention – Quetta
(17th Sept, 2017)
The partner organizations introduced their programs and explained how their initiatives can help the Baluchistan Education Department propose robotics program for government schools. The organizations explained the importance of STEM education in today’s world and how it can equip the children to progress in the fields of tomorrow. A charter outlining the concept of the First Pakistan Robotics League was signed and presented to the Secretary Education by all partner organizations.
Sindh Assembly Resolution
(World Science Day, 12th Nov)
The Provincial Assembly of Sindh unanimously adopted a resolution commemorating the services of the science community, particularly women in connection with World Science Day. The resolution also reiterated the resolve expressed by CM Sindh to set-up state-of- the-art science centers and museums in Sindh & divisional headquarters and urged the Minister of Information Science and Technology to seek support from the science community in this regard.
Larkana science festival
(20th– 21stDec, 2017)
Alif Ailaan, in collaboration with the Pakistan Alliance for Maths and Science, Robotics Lab, Science Fuse and Pakistan Science Club, conducted a mini science festival to ignite children’s curiosity and interest regarding science.
(13-15th January, 2018- Karachi)
MATH-A-THON is one of the initiatives under the Pakistan Alliance for Maths and Science in collaboration with Code for Pakistan and Numaish Karachi to enhance critical national discourse in the country regarding mathematics. MATH-A-THON is a one day event to be held in universities across Pakistan with the aim to connect the learning of school going children to their daily lives and ensure that they learn through games and spark an interest and love for mathematics in children. To be able to achieve this, undergrad and graduate students of selected universities are engaged in a one day competition where teams link mathematical concepts (grade 1 -10) from the National Curriculum of mathematics to existing local games.