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DPS hosts 5th Teachers’ Literature Festival

By our correspondents
February 29, 2016


The 5th Teachers Literature Festival (TLF) was held at the Dawood Public School Karachi on Sunday by Idara-e–Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) in collaboration with Oxford University Press (OUP), Dawood Public School and Karachi Youth Initiative (KYI).

With the attendance of over 4,000 teachers the festival was filled with excitement and eagerness to learn different ways of teaching and delivering material effectively during classes. 70 of the teachers attending TLF were from primary government schools all over Karachi.

TLF started in 2014 with the Board of Directors of CLF hoping to engage teachers in process of understanding literature and implementing the same in classrooms. 

The CEO of the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), Maham Ali said, “Our mission is to provide quality education to children from all backgrounds without any discrimination. We work with government and most of the teachers present here are from government schools. We hope that teachers will take what they learn today and implement it to create a more inclusive and creative learning environment for the students.”

Quin SQ Thong, an author from Hong Kong, shared her experience of attending the festival:”The vibrant and happy children eagerly reading books here, absorbing new ideas and quickly sharing their new found knowledge is amazing. I can’t wait to be back at another CLF.” 

Some of the sessions from the day included the ‘Art of Reading with Expression with Rumana Husain’, ‘Integrating Arts with Skill Training’ by Salma Habib and ‘Theater Workshop by Zain Ahmed’ 

Managing Director of Oxford University Press and Co-founder of CLF Ameena Saiyid and CEO of Dawood Foundation Sabrina Dawood, author of CLF magazine Amra Alam, journalist Zubeida Mustafa, writer and poet Fahmida also attended the one-day event.    

Sunday’s event was preceded by the two Children’s Literature Festival that was also hosted at the DPS. The CLF managed to draw in impressive crowds on both days and the concluding day was marked with a whole lot of sessions featuring musical skits and plays bringing out the children’s hidden musical talent.