On February 2nd, 2023, the Pak Alliance for Maths and Science (PAMS) and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT) organized a celebratory event to acknowledge the efforts of government schools in Islamabad that have embraced the STEAM-based pedagogy. Titled as the ‘STEAM Competition Awards Ceremony,’ the event was graced by the presence of hundreds of government school teachers and students. The Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) was invited by PAMS to conduct two transformational teacher training workshops at the ceremony.
The KSS team visited the Zaawiya Trust School to distribute particle physics colouring books in Urdu. Designed by CERN, these two books on the particles of the universe and the ATLAS experiment were printed in and translated in Urdu by the Khwarizmi Science Society and the volunteers, Syeda Amina and Hamza Hanif. KSS has distributed almost 400 books to the The Trust School, the Little Stars Orphanage in Vehari, and Takmil School branches in Muzafargarh, Balochistan, and Sindh along with the Zaawiya Trust School.
Ms Mohsina Asif and Mr Muhammad Yausoob distributed colouring books amongst children and entertained them with short films about CERN and ATLAS. We can’t wait to see these budding scientists and artists bloom!
KSS delivered a teacher training program in Gilgit-Baltistan with the support of ALIGHT Pakistan and the
Directorate of Education Gilgit-Baltistan. The attendees belonged to the ten districts of Gilgit-Baltistan and
consisted of 20 female and 24 male teachers. The two-day workshop brought together STEM school &
college teachers from all the districts of Gilgit-Baltistan. The workshop was also attended by people from the
Education Department of Gilgit-Baltistan, members of ALIGHT Pakistan, and the students at the College of
Education where the workshop was held.
The third session of the Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) in collaboration with LCWU under the British Council grant was held on 5th July 2022.
This session marked our third and final Faculty Training session
for the British Council funded Pak-UK Education Pathway project at LCWU.
This session focused on the importance of experiments and demonstrations in STEM teaching.
In KSS’s collaboration with LCWU under the British Council grant, the second teaching session was held by Dr. Muhammad Mustafa. The participants (current and aspiring faculty members) learned modern teaching techniques and scientific experiments that can be used to enhance critical thinking in a STEM classroom.