Community Development and Mobilization
Posted On Sunday, 08th July 2012 | Comments
Every individual has a part to play in the overall growth, development and progress of the society to which he belongs. It is when these individual efforts become so integrated and dependent on each other that they give birth to a broader term, community. The seminar titled ‘Community Development and Mobilization’ was all about motivating the individuals in order to achieve greater mobilization of the Pakistani community. It underlined the fact that the community developers must understand both how to work with individuals and how to affect communities' positions within the context of larger social institutions.
ASHRAE is a society that not only works to improve the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating systems but also focuses on serving the humanity and promoting a sustainable world.
The idea is to instill determination in the people to work for the betterment of their society and for the world as a whole. This, of course, is impossible if people are unmotivated.
This one-of-its-kind seminar was organized by the ASHRAE NEDUET Chapter on January 25, 2012 in NED Auditorium in collaboration with the Department of Youth Affairs, Government of Sindh and with United Nation Funds for Population Activity.
Mr. Saleem Ahmed, Deputy Project Director of Youth Affairs and Mr. Ali Mustafa, Ambassador of Leader One of Young World, were the respected chief guests.
The event encouraged the young people to give their valuable input in order to help the nation prosper. The seminar inculcated the attendants with tools and skills for personal development; instilling in them the ability to value their potentials and at the same time imparting the sense of ownership among them while channeling their skills in the right direction. Millennium Development goals also came under discussion. These are goals set by the UN to reduce poverty and hunger while improving health and environment.
The seminar lasted for about two and a half hours with an audience of over four hundred students. Refreshments were also provided by Nescafe, for those who participated in or attended the seminar.
The feedback from the audience was highly appreciative. They were very pleased with the overall theme of the event and got to learn a lot.
Reported by: Salman Waleed Khan (Third year, Petroleum)
Written by: Anadil Masood (Third year, Industrial and Manufacturing)
Edited by: Akasha Rasool (Third year, Industrial and Manufacturing)