President ECOSF applauded the MagnfiScience Exhibition of The Dawood Foundation,Karachi-Pakistan
Consequent to the visit of a representative of The Dawood Foundation Pakistan (TDF) to ECO Science Foundation and meeting with President ECOSF, Prof. Manzoor H. Soomro, he took up a visit to the MagnifiScience Exhibition of The Dawood Foundation on Saturday 06 April 2019 at Karachi. He was warmly welcomed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TDF Ms. Sabrina Dawood and the Team Leader Educational Projects Ms. Aniqa Khokhar on his visit to TDF.
Ms Sabrina briefly introduced the TDF and said that TDF believes in empowering individuals through education to create a collective change. From establishing institutions, TDF has morphed into formulating spaces of learning that serve everyone. She further said that moving from formal education to informal and nonformal education is exciting, giving their projects more fluidity, dynamism, interactivity and room to try new ways of engaging with people to materialize it. She described the MagnifiScience and elaborated that it is an umbrella under which The Dawood Foundation promotes science literacy and critical thinking in youth through experiential learning. It is an inclusive platform which creates learning spaces by inviting people together from all backgrounds, irrespective of age, gender or class. MagnifiScience includes science exhibitions across the country and children’s studio. TDF MagnifiScience Exhibition is a step towards creating awareness and inducing the quest for a science museum and exhibition across the country.
Prof. Soomro was a given a round of exhibition wherein the technical staff explained about the development and use of creative exhibits. The students and parents visit the MagnifiScience Centre and take keen interest in the exhibits and try to understand the scientific concepts. After the round of exhibits, a meeting was held between the CEO of TDF and President ECOSF. TDF requested for ECOSF’s support for development of full scale international science center in Karachi.
President ECOSF shared the programs and activities of ECOSF with TDF leadership and assured them of all possible technical support. The following was agreed in principle:
- ECOSF will explore the possibilities of technical support from its international collaborators viz., the French institutions; Universcience and CCSTI as well as Chinese Museum of Science and Technology.
- Training of TDF school teachers on IBSE methodology for STEM education.
The meeting ended with vote of thanks from both sides.