Empowering Through Education: LUMS NOP Team Makes Waves in Interior Sindh
The LUMS National Outreach Program (NOP) team recently visited various educational institutions in different cities across Pakistan. They engaged with 7,200 students, visiting 10 cities and 16 colleges, including Edu-Clan 3.0 at Indus Hotel Hyderabad and Indus Medical College Tando Muhammad Khan.
Through networking with Assistant Commissioners in Interior Sindh, the team organized sessions for the first time in Nawabshah, Sanghar, and Naushahro Feroze. A few of the prominent colleges they visited were: Govt Degree Boys and Girls Colleges in Nawabshah, PSSSS Degree College and Govt. Girls Degree College in Sanghar, Government Degree Colleges in Naushahro Feroze, Govt. SM Degree College Tando Allahyar, T.S.T Topian Spirit Trust Academic Campus in Rashidabad, Sadique Faqeer Govt. Boys Degree College in Mithi, Government Boys and Girls Degree Colleges in Umerkot, Ibne Rushd Govt. Girls College and Shah Abdul Latif Bhithai Govt. Boys College in Mirpurkhas, Narayan Jagannath Vaidya College and FG College Boys in Karachi.
The visit was marked by several highlights, including the first-ever NOP Team visit to Govt. SM Degree College in Tando Allahyar, where career counselling was identified as a crucial need to make students aware of fields beyond medical and engineering. Teachers at NJV colleges were oriented on how to guide students in filling out NOP SCS applications, and real-time resolution of student queries related to SCS application 2024 was provided. Efforts were made to encourage students from FA backgrounds to apply for the MGSHSS at LUMS, and career counselling was extended to pre-medical students, introducing them to the pure science fields in SBASSE and other dynamic majors offered at LUMS.
Notably, teachers and student counsellors were trained on how to fill out SCS applications for 2024, and students were shown alum stories for inspiration and motivation. Additionally, participants of NOP SCS 2023 were invited to share their experiences with new candidates for SCS 2024.
The Edu-Clan 3.0 event, held for two consecutive days in Hyderabad and Tando Muhammad Khan, saw the participation of representatives from more than fifteen universities and institutions, with 6000+ students, parents, and teachers in attendance.
The event provided a platform for information exchange, with a fifty percent male/ female ratio among participants. The volunteers from DoHR assisted the team, and the Vice Chancellor and Deans of The University of Modern Sciences, Indus Medical College TMK, visited the stall and appreciated the work of LUMS and the NOP Team.
The NOP stall attracted 1500-2000 students seeking information about LUMS and NOP, and a presentation session in the university's auditorium was attended by 300+ audience members, including students, their families and educators. Successful participants of NOPSCS 2023 from the Tando Muhammad Khan region also visited the LUMS NOP stall for motivation regarding their remaining process. All in all, the NOP personnel had a fruitful outreach stint.