InterAction Forum is the annual meeting of international development and humanitarian professionals. This year over 1,000 attendees representing NGOs, governments, the philanthropic community, corporations, and civil society are attending. Besides this, few world leaders are also part of the forum including former president of USA, Bill Clinton; Mary Robinson the former president of Ireland; ET Joyce Banda, former president of the Republic of Malawi, and Kristalina Georgieva, the chief executive officer of the World Bank. This year, the theme of the forum is “United We Stand”, which clearly depicts the prevailing concerns of civil society in the context of current administration’s policies towards the environment, foreign funding and worldwide development.
Look around yourself and observe the advancement of human civilization over the last century & then ask yourself-Does any comparative progress in course content, teaching methodology and pupil’s learning reflect inside the classrooms? Certainly, your answer would be a big No. Worldwide education systems do not seem promising for students, these are no longer vibrant or reflective of human achievement and have become more concentrated in quantitative scores and successive pupils educational career. Another biggest failure of these systems is to provide equal opportunities and access to schools to million of children around the world. Those who are lucky enough to attend schools may not develop a desire for learning to enhance their problem-solving skills, healthy mind, souls, creativity and leadership skills while others yearn for opportunities to learn.
Celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) is traced back to the early 1900’s,when economic development and population growth led to the radical ideologies in the society. The women were concerned about their inequalities and oppression in the society, and demanded their very basic rights for voting ,short working hours and equal pay. Since then, International Women’s day (March 8) is a global day to celebration women’s contribution in the society by highlighting their achievements. Today IWD is being celebrated to encourage women to be bold enough for the desired change in their communities. This day remind us to ensure women’s role in our societies by educating and empowering them for their meaningful contribution in the world wide for sustainable development.
Beside, the factors that have been put into spotlight in the last two blogs, there are many more multifaceted issues that are the real hindrance not only towards provision of quality of education to the existing enrolled children but also to the enrollment 24 million children in the country, who have been left behind. As the country suffers from extensive educational crisis, those who attend do must deal with absence of teachers, poor infrastructure and low key learning beside the other prevailing challenges.
Goal 4: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all (Blog 2 of 3)
Though there are multiple factors that constitute towards the the worst measures of educational sector in Pakistan, especially in Balochistan but the following factors are the major source that have aggravated the situation in the Province over the decades:
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ended in 2015 and the worldwide Nations endorsed and adopted the new development goals under the umbrella of Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) for the next fifteen years. Globally, the communities have failed to provide the quality education to all children by the end of 2015, as committed in MDGs. Similarly, Pakistan the sixth most populous country in the world also lacked behind the desired targets of providing quality education to all children. Whereas, Constitution of Pakistan also makes it mandatory for the Federal and Provincial Governments to provide free quality education to all children between the age of 5-16 years. Where it has been acknowledged as fundamental rights for all children to get access to the universal education up to secondary level.
In 2000, 189 UN member states agreed on 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to end poverty, controlling HIV/AIDS and ensuring the provision of universal Primary education by the end of 2015. These goals provided an essential framework to the member states to ensure significant progress and development along with the international community and stakeholders. However, the implementation, progress and outcome of these MDGs remained uneven globally, especially in the developing countries. Based on the MDGs, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were conceived with the extensive and wider scope in purview of the global and national indicators to reach out the most vulnerable peoples worldwide.
Brand is anything, which can separate one thing from another-it can be name, sound, reputation, tone, symbol, design or picture etc. similarly, individual often consider branding or brand in the context of companies, and businesses. However, as an individual we all are identical brand possessing unique qualities, style, skills and set of characteristics that help us to attain a personal brand and subsequent career growth. It is a process of optimizing and managing your style of presenting yourself to others around you, which is called connecting with your audience.