Society for International Education (SIE) is a non-profit,
non-government Karachi based educational society registered
under the Societies Registration Act 1860 KAR No.067/05,
dedicated to the development of global partnerships in
education, capacity building of learning communities based on
the effective use of Information Communication Technology (ICT),
English Language, Teacher Development, Youth Leadership for
Pakistan and rest of the globe.
SIE is committed to work with umbrella organizations, academic
bodies, universities, non-government organizations, and
governments to establish a global community of concerned
organizations and citizens with the express purpose of
supporting the youth of the world in developing and implementing
educational and humanitarian projects, especially projects of
change and healing for the health and welfare of the planet.
and Resource Network
iEARN Pakistan under Society for International
Education is working in close collaboration with iEARN
Centers in several countries as well as several other
educational organizations on collaborative programs. All
these programs are focused at providing unique learning
opportunities to students and educators, enabling them
to interact with peers and experts globally. Most of
these programs involve development and participation of
students in Internet Based Collaborative Projects,
Curriculum Development, Teacher Training, and students
and teachers participation in exchange and study
ACCESS Microscholarship Program, Karachi-Hyderabad
The English Access Microscholarship Program is sponsored
by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs (ECA) and is part of the Office of English
Language Program's suite of initiatives. The English Access
Microscholarship Program (Access Program) provides a foundation
of English language to talented 13-18 year-olds from
economically disadvantaged sectors through after school classes
and intensive summer activities. Participants gain English
skills that may lead to better jobs, educational prospects
and increased opportunity to participate in future exchanges.
The present SIE English Access Microscholarship Program, Karachi
and Hyderabad managed by Society for International Education (SIE)
was initiated in September 2014 and will be concluded in August
2016. 1200 students are enrolled in the current programs.
Youth Exchange and Study Program
This program provides scholarships for
secondary school students (age 15-17) to spend one academic year
in the United States and live with American host families. For
more details, visit
Adobe Youth Voices
A global philanthropic initiative to empower
youth in underserved communities. Demonstrating the power of
technology to engage middle- and high-school-age youth, Adobe
Youth Voices (AYV) provides breakthrough learning experiences
using video, multimedia, digital art, web, animation, and audio
tools that enable youth to explore and comment on their world.
AYV is working with iEARN programs in a many countries
empowering youth and educators in media learning.
In collaboration with iEARN USA and the Adobe Incorporation,
since 2006 every year a group of high school teachers from iEARN
partner school gets scholarships to participate and complete an
8 weeks online course. This enables the teachers to engage their
students in projects using video, multimedia, digital art, web,
animation, and audio tools that enable youth to explore and
comment on their world.
Summer Sisters Exchange Program
Summer Sisters Exchange Program provides opportunities
for female high school students to study at an American
university on an intensive summer exchange. Summer
Sisters has partnered with Harvard University, Smith
College, American University, George Washington
University, Babson College, and the Eleanor Roosevelt
Leadership Center at Vassar College. .
Badal Do, a uniquely conceptualized initiative by six
partner organizations. The project is aimed at
inculcating reflective practice as an essential skill in
teachers to help them transform themselves into
advocates of peace, social inclusion, diversity and
tolerance in classrooms and beyond.
The project is led by a consortium of six well reputed
organizations namely AzCorp Entertainment, Society for
International education (SIE), Pak-American Cultural
Centre (PACC), Teachers’ Resource Centre (TRC),
Children’s Museum for Peace and Human Rights (CMPHR),
and The School of Writing (TSW). As part of Badal Do,
Society for International Education organize “Badal Do
Talks” in schools to dig out inspiring stories of
SIE also hosted Citizen Journalism seminar reaching out
to 400 teachers.
This citizen journalism training is a seven-month
program that will train 200 participants from nine
in Karachi. The program will include training on
hands-on reporting, media ethics, social media outreach,
photojournalism and video journalism. Trainings will be
conducted by renowned professionals and will be held on
weekends to facilitate university students and employed
At the end of the seven months, all participants should
be able to write, photograph and make short films on the
challenges faced by their communities.
Azme Naujawan (AeN) is a program spearheaded by a
consortium of ten civil society organizations that came
together as a consequence of realizing the potential of
collaborative efforts and mutual support, aims to work
with like-minded civil society partners passionate about
efforts targeting youth. Throughout the program, the
participating youth will identify problems/ issues
within their communities, and develop solutions to those
problems in the form of social action projects and
social campaigns with the insight and support from
trainers and SIE Team members.
"English Works" is a 6-month (250-hour) duration
job-oriented English language development program in
Karachi for 150 young adults and for 50 young adults in
Hyderabad. The Program is sponsored by US department of
State and administered by SIE with collaboration of US
Consulate General Karachi.
“English Works” program is an opportunity to
underprivileged young adults of 18-25 years of age, both
male and female from Karachi and Hyderabad to be engaged
in an exciting program, where they would be taught
through modern language teaching methodologies and
materials and equipped with 21st century life and work
skills through career counseling workshops, seminars,
live talks, field trips and two conferences.
Level Up Village (LUV)
Society for International Education in collaboration
with LUV offers in-school, after-school and summer
courses for K-9 students in the U.S. and global partner
countries in developing countries.
Level Up Village (LUV) delivers pioneering global STEAM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
enrichment courses that promote design thinking and
one-to-one collaboration on real world problems.
The activities are
based on discussion, hands-on experiments and some fun
videos to impart learning. Students are given the
opportunity to be the ambassadors of their own learning
through global video conferencing between them and their
peers across the globe.
Young Leaders (EYL)
Empowering Young Leaders (EYL) program (April – October
2017) aims at providing opportunities to
under-privileged youth, both male and female to learn to
plan and implement small scale social action projects.
Through this initiative, youth will gain knowledge of
positive value set of pride, unity and resilience that
fosters positive and responsible behaviors. EYL is a
part of Karachi Youth Initiative program, implemented by
Society for International Education (SIE) for young
adults (male and female) aged between 14 to 25 years old
youth of Gulzar-e-Hijri and Pehlwan Goth areas.
PurSukoon Karachi will help promote a positive image of
Karachi to a large number of community members and
audiences in public, private, business, civil society
sectors. This activity will print and distribute 10,000
monthly newsletters for seven months thereby supporting
the Karachi Commissioner's office to disseminate
information about positive activities undertaken in
Karachi, including those supported by his office,
particularly relating to youth and peace building.
Society for International Education (SIE) - in
partnership with the Commissioner Karachi's office will
coordinate with a range of public, private, business,
civil society and community centers and offices for
distribution and collection of activities to be included
in the newsletter.
The newsletter will be circulated to around 10,000
beneficiaries (institutions and individuals) across
Karachi through post. The e-copy of the newsletter will
be circulated across a wider range throughout Pakistan
to promote a positive peaceful and stronger image of
Humans of Lyari (HoL)
Humans of Lyari project aspires to create increased
opportunities and incentives to engage young and
creative people from Lyari in socially beneficial and
benign behaviors. In this project, participants will get
the opportunity to learn about photojournalism,
photography skills, photo editing and other
post-production activities. Through this project,
participants will not only get a chance to indulge in a
positive social activity but also get a platform to
depict a positive image of Lyari.
I am Karachi
‘I am Karachi’ campaign aims to inculcate a sense
of hope, pride and ownership in the citizens of Karachi
through a socio-cultural peace campaign.
The objectives of 'I am Karachi' are:
1. Initiating conversations and dialogues for a better
understanding of the issues and concerns of the city.
2. Increasing inclusivity, understanding, and acceptance
amongst people in Karachi.
3. Promoting pride and ownership, and celebrating
diversity of people in Karachi.
4. Reclaiming public space in order to restore safety
and instilling cultural appreciation.
Heritage, Hunger, and Food Security
Photojournalism 2.014: Heritage, Hunger, and Food
on the theme of local and regional food systems to build
people-to-people ties to promote a stable, prosperous,
and integrated region. High school teachers and
students seek programs to help them use new media to
explore local, regional, and global food issues, to
connect with peers abroad, and to take action in their
Youth Empowerment and
Youth Empowerment and Leadership Program;
a part of Karachi Youth Initiative in partnership with
Creative International, teaching, counter violence ,
civic education and community outreach to at risk youth.
Community Cohesion Program (ECCP)
Education and Community Cohesion Program (ECCP) is a
project of Society for International Education (SIE) in
collaboration with Karachi Youth Initiative (KYI).
The program began on April 15th, 2014. Underlying idea
of program is to provide learning avenues to youth and
enhance cohesiveness in communities of Sultanabad &
Hijrat Colony. Three courses namely English, ICT and
Creative Writing will be taught to Youth of aged 15
years and above. Within the program, youngsters will
also have exposure to a variety of trainings through
Youth Leadership Camps, tailored for their specific
needs where they’ll learn and utilize their skills upto
the fullest stature.
Youth Kay Saath:
Youth Kay Saath:
Two seasons of 30 radio programs on FM 100. The radio
programs, titled “Youth Key Saath” (With the Youth) will
aim to spread awareness about youth initiatives in the
target communities of the Karachi Youth Initiative.
The Empower Access Program (EAP) South and Central Asia
focused, professional exchange program for individuals,
organizations and offices working directly with people
with disabilities. EAP is sponsored by the US
Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs. For Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and
Tajikistan, EAP is administered by American Councils for
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS.
is a bilateral exchange program, 15 international
fellows from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and
Tajikistan will travel to the U.S. to undertake a
month-long intensive, tailored fellowship at U.S. host
organization. EAP will enable up to 15 Americans to
participate in a reciprocal visit to their Fellows’ host
Details of the
program, eligibility and application is available at the
Empower Access Program
Photojournalism 2.0: Images of Social Change
Photojournalism 2.0: Images of Social Change foster
positive and productive interaction among educators and
students in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Tajikistan through
a global high school photojournalism education program.
Through Photojournalism 2.0: Images of Social Change,
participants will use photography to build
people-to-people ties that will promote a stable,
prosperous, and integrated region. High school
teachers and students seek programs to help them use new
media to explore local and global issues, to connect
with peers abroad, and to take action as their
communities build civil society institutions.
With the support from The Office of Press and Public
Diplomacy, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs,
iEARN USA and the participating iEARN countries will be
running this 12 months project beginning October 1st
Connection and Exchange: Journalism 2.0
Global Connection and Exchange is a project supported
and funded by US Education and Cultural Affairs through
partnership with iEARN USA in participating iEARN
countries globally. SIE has been an implementation
partner for the GCE project since 1999, connecting
schools and students in participating countries through
curriculum based online projects. In the past SIE as
part of the iEARN programs has collaborated with Middle
East, Near East and South Asia.
At present SIE is implementing the GCE Journalism 2.0
in collaboration with iEARN Thailand, Ecuador,
Tajikistan and USA. The project will engage students and
teachers of middle and high school to increase
leadership skills and ties among the participating
countries through classroom based journalism projects.
India Foundation-O3: Our Family, Our Neighborhood, Our
This project is in collaboration between iEARN Pakistan,
American India Foundation and iEARN USA. The objective
of this project is to promote cross-cultural
understanding. The educators from India and Pakistan
work with the theme, ‘Our Family, Neighborhood, Our
World’, and learn how to use media arts and creative
arts as tools for cross-cultural understanding and
collaboration in their classrooms and taking action in
their communities for social change.
This project supports educators in different countries
to integrate creative and media arts as part of their
social studies, language arts and/or media literacy
curricula. During project, both students and teachers,
are using an array of new media tools to collaborate in
this program, including blogs, Skype and Blackboard
Collaborate webinars, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Facebook,
and the iEARN Collaboration Centre website.
Council Connecting Classrooms Online Training Program
successful completion of British Council Connecting
Classrooms teacher training, the British Council
contracted with SIE to provide two-day training to 200
teachers from 91 schools in Karachi for effective
participation in Connecting Classrooms Online project
portals/forums. The project aims at helping teachers in
Online Project-Based Learning focusing Social
Action/Community Service projects.
training to teachers from different schools in
Karachi. Teachers were trained in groups of 20 every
Friday and Saturday during the month of March and April
2011. The workshops are aimed at training teachers to
use the Connecting Classrooms Online Community to
discuss curriculum development, potential links with
other teachers globally and engage students in online
The participants were
also trained to engage their students in Service
Learning projects by developing and posting the Social
Action Plans on the portal.
The project trains children
and hold consultations with them to identify and prioritize the
issues of serious concern to them. Using the mapping of such
issues in project areas, Children’s Clubs and Council will be
facilitated to develop their C4D strategy and action plan around
those key issues. Activities have been designed to
institutionalize child participation through ensuring child
membership in School Management Committees and the formation of
Children’s Clubs to ensure the representation of children in
disadvantaged communities. As part of this, a network of child
rights organizations and children’s associations (e.g. Girl
Guides and Boy Scouts) is promoted and strengthened.
For further details
British Council's Connecting
Classroom Online (CCO) Teachers Training:
After a successful completion
of British Council Connecting Classrooms teacher training, the
British Council contracted with SIE to provide two-day training
to 200 teachers for effective participation in Connecting
Classrooms Online project portals/forums. The project aims at
helping teachers in Online Project-Based Learning focusing
Social Action/Community Service projects.
Connecting Classrooms Project:
SIE has partnered
with British Council for effectively implementing the Connecting
Classroom projects nationwide. This includes training 720
teachers from clusters of schools located in 20 cities around
Pakistan. The training module to be delivered by SIE will focus
project based learning integrating technology for creative
classrooms. SIE facilitators have successfully conducted the
Quetta and Pishin trainings from 29th –30th September. Know more
about Connecting Classrooms at:
Society for International Education,
has partnered with UNICEF in collaboration with Social Welfare
Department, Government of Sindh. The project
Dost’ (Good Friends) is an FM radio program that
addresses issues of Child Protection e.g. gender based discrimination, corporal
punishment and child abuse and aims at bringing awareness in the society
about these issues.
Connections and Exchange:
Connections and Exchange is an iEARN program of Azerbaijan,
Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan,
Syria, United States and Uzbekistan. iEARN programs in these
participating countries will build and refine its effective
professional development program, alumni support infrastructure,
in country organizational
capacity, and civic education-based, online collaboration
Is a collaboration among the iEARN programs in
of Pakistan, Uzbekistan and United States. The program is focused at
engaging students in using digital animation for creating disaster
The Youth Volunteering and Community Service Program
is a flagship iEARN-PK Alumni initiative. This program is initiated
and implemented by iEARN-PK alumni. focused at mobilizing
youth and schools for engaging in community service activities and
projects as part of the ongoing school program and curricular
BRIDGE-Building Respect Through
Internet Dialogue and Global Education-The
BRIDGE Program is a
collaborative effort among iEARN programs in 18 countries to promote partnerships between secondary schools in the
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Morocco, Pakistan, UAE,
Oman, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tunisia, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia,, United States, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen.
was a pioneering
global transformational program piloted by 10 iEARN countries.
The program brings enhanced educational opportunities to
developing countries and to underserved schools and communities,
Voices Collaboration Solutions
A project for the development of ESL/EFL
and Civics curricula of United States, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India,
Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. CIVICS was launched
in Pakistan in 1999.
-Friendship Through Education,
consortium of organizations committed to creating opportunities
that facilitate interaction between youth worldwide, building and
understanding between nations and bond between humanity. FTE
was initiated in Pakistan by iEARN-Pakistan in the October 2001.
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