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 OEC ON THE MOVE

 

The largest student NGO of Gilgit-Baltistan reached another milestone by conducting more than 18 expos across the districts of Gilgit-Baltistan. Despite the contemporary challenges, OEC has remained committed to its mission of transforming and educating communities through the power of education as an agent of change.

The Education Expo is one of the important projects of OEC.  Expos are interactive sessions that engage students in career thoughts, choosing majors and way forwards as university aspirants. Expo team consists of brilliants university students who holds academic distinctions and own excellence in extra-curricular activities. Educational Expo events are being held across the region and every year new target areas with dire needs of counseling are defined.

Gohar Ali Khan “Team Lead Expo” for tenure 2017 had a challenge on his shoulders to match the earlier work done by his predecessors. Having been a new executive team under the leadership of Mr. Kamal Uddin. The Expo team did show a remarkable performance through their commitment and sincere efforts by conducting 18 educational expos in Ghizer, Yasin, Gojal and Gilgit. This year motivational talks were included to make the student understand about the contemporary world and its requests. The reactions received after these Expo’s prove the genuine thirst of youngsters towards education and knowledge.

 

All these 18 Expos were engineered in an organized plan. The Target areas were well articulated for the maximum participation of high school and college students in the Educational expos. The expos at each venue were formally commenced with the introduction of OEC and its aims and vision. OEC’s reason to conduct this expo was made known to the participants. The Expo Sessions stayed in three phases:

  • Multimedia presentations of different career options
  • One-to-one career counselling of the participants
  • Personality self-assessment using The Big 5 Psychological Test

Participants were briefed on career options through multimedia presentations. The content of presentations not only included introduction and motivation for pursuing a career field but also on available scholarships and the universities offering them. Following career options were presented to the students by different speakers of the expo team:

  • Medical
  • Engineering
  • Natural and Pure Sciences
  • Arts and Architecture
  • Social Sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science and Information Technology

 

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Team Expo Runtime Activities

Apart from presentations different ice-breaking activities were performed in between the presentations to energize and rejuvenate attention of the participants. Also, certificates were distributed among the winners of the activities. In the second phase of Expos participants were given a questionnaire from the Big 5 Psychological Test, using which the participants self-assessed their personality using the instructions given on the questionnaire. This test would not only help them to know themselves introspectively but also enlighten them in areas where they need attention.  Lastly, in the third phase of individual counselling, Expos students were encouraged to go to speakers most relevant to their concerns, so that they may get most relevant guidance and advice

All of those sessions were covering different activities like: Self-Discovery, Confidence Building Measures (CBMs), Career Info Hour, Individual Counseling Session. The great participation of students showed the enthusiasm towards education and that is what team OEC aims to see in. Collectively, more than 1500 students had attended different expos at different venue.

Educational Expos were conducted on the Following Venues:

 Federal Govt boys High School, Nasirabad Hunza.
 Community hall (Gulmit Gojal)
Community hall, (Shiskat,Gojal)
AKHSS Expo.
Elysian School
AKHSS,Sherqilla
LRS Chatorkhand, Ishkomen
Quaid-e-Azam Public School, Gahkuch
Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Gahkuch
DJ High School, Gupis
Govt. High School Jandrote
Army Public School, Hundur, Yasin
CAIG Community School, Umalset, Yasin
DJ School, Darkut.
Community School,Omulsut.
Hashoo Foundation, Gilgit.
GCCE College, Gilgit.
Ceena Health, Gilgit.
Sedna School Jutial, Gilgit.

 

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Team of OEC Educational Expo 2017

Summers are fun for university students while for OEC volunteers it’s a platform to serve their communities and payback the skills that they learned. OEC appreciates following members for their efforts in making these Expos very successful. 

  1. Kamal Ud Din – FAST Islamabad
  2. Gohar Ali Khan- IM-Sciences Peshawar
  3. Syed Fakhar Uddin – KIU Gilgit
  4. Syed Ehsan Ali – LUMS Lahore
  5. Siraj Hussain Nasri- NCA Lahore
  6. Anam Karim – NCA Lahore
  7. Zohra Khatoon – NDU Islamabad
  8. Salim Akhter – UET Lahore
  9. Wajid Ali Shah- UET Khuzdar
  10. Daneal Karim- LUMS Lahore
  11. Shugufta Ali- NUST Islamabad
  12. Mohsin Amir – COMSATS Abbotabad
  13. Iqbal Kakakhel- COMSATS Abbotabad
  14. Faheem Muzaffar- Islamic University Islamabad
  15. Shakila Shukoor – Quaid-e-Azam University
  16. Zulfiqar Essa – COMSATS Islamabad
  17. Khuda Burdi – UWC Scholar
  18. Aezaz Ali- YES scholar
  19. Shoaib Sultan Khan – KIU Gilgit
  20. Shazmina Beg- NCA Rwp
  21. Sarosh Sultan –Bahria University Islamabad
  22. Rida Beg – COMSATS Islamabad
  23. Husnain Saleem – UoL Lahore
  24. Faiza Ali –KIU Gilgit
  25. Raja Irfan –KIU Gilgit
  26. Amjad Ali- NCA Lahore

 

OEC acknowledges the support and appreciation of the entities who made these educational Expos possible by providing resources and funds.

To begin with, OEC pays gratitude to Ministry of Youth affairs Gilgit-Baltistan for providing resources in form of transport and lodging for the Ghizer Expos.

We are thankful to AKRSP for supporting by providing transportation facilitates for the Hunza-Gojal Expos.

At the end, OEC recognizes contributions of the following enterprises for their support in making the journey easier for the team Expo.

  • Sujo Water Company
  • Lividle Water Company
  • YARAN cooperation
  • National Bakers
  • Calibreon

Appeal: Under Investing in Future Leaders Scholarship project, OEC is sponsoring meritorious and deserving scholars-studying in elementary schools- from far flung areas of Gilgit-Baltistan &  Chitral, therefore, you’re kindly requested to sponsor a OEC-IFL Scholar by an email at ifl@oec.org.pk

Riveria Hotel

Moments from OEC Educational Expo 2107

Ceena Health

Ceena Health

DJ School

DJ School

OEC Team at AKHSS

OEC Team at AKHSS