Friendship Through Education Workshop

17th ,18th and 19th March 2003

The workshop was facilitated by  Farah S. Kamal of iEARN Pakistan  along with Shahina Ali Raza of the Bahria College and Sobia Ali of Habib Girls School 

"After attending this workshop I am a changed person and now I think I can make a difference in the lives of my students' wrote one the workshop participant in her reflections". None of the participating schools and their students had experienced online learning prior to the exposure to this workshop. The participants were generally very amazed at the power of online collaboration and enthusiastically interacted online during the various activities. Read some of the online discussions during the workshops


iEARN Pakistan organized a three days FTE-Teachers Training Workshop on 17th, 18th and 19th March, 2003 in collaboration with Community Development Association

26 teachers from 13 different schools of Karachi participated in the 18 hours training program., held at the beautiful and well equipped facility provided by the Learning Centre, a project of CDA .

Most of  the participating schools are located in the  poor and lower middle class catchments areas of the metropolis. The schools are  committed  to  providing quality education to masses specifically the underprivileged.

The sessions aimed at introducing  concept of online project based learning equipping the   educators with skills and tools to participate in the different telecommunications projects offered by the FTE Consortium members.

By the end of the three days session each of participants  were able to develop an implementation plan for integrating one of the online project in their school curriculum.

 Peoples to Peoples International, is a member of the FTE Consortium and   as one of the outcomes of the FTE workshop, PTPI and iEARN Pakistan are working to  partnered schools in Pakistan and US .

Aisha Bawany School will be  partnered with the school district of St. Louis Missouri-USA 

Shah Wilayat Public School will be partnered with schools in North Carolina-USA.

The students of both the schools will work on collaborative curriculum based projects beginning August 2003 with their counter parts in Missouri and North Carolina.

iEARN provided three of the participating schools  with 3 networked computers each, to establish  Internet Learning Centers , providing access to online learning for the students.

Two of the participating schools where the computers were already installed were  supported by   networking equipments.

At the end of the training program, all participants were awarded with certificate of successful participation in a  closing ceremony, among several guests and Principals of the participating schools.

Read participants' reflections