May 7, 2019
My name is Maryum Aftab and I am a student at the Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad. I got an opportunity to be a part of the Youth Ambassador training program conducted by RTE in Islamabad. Here, along with other fellow students, I became aware about the issues of the Education system of Pakistan. In the workshop we, as youth, gave positive feedback and discussed how these issues can be resolved and what our role can be in taking this campaign forward. Many of the students who attended the workshop belonged to rural areas; their commitment to participate in RTE’s cause and to make a difference in the society only strengthened after this training.
The informative nature and the interactive style of presentation made it easier to grasp concepts in depth. Overall, it was a well-prepared and well-planned training where our feedback was also asked for and valued. At the end of the presentation, we were divided in groups and chart papers were distributed to note down the strengths, weakness, and recommendations. All participants shared their views through group presentations. This activity helped not only in prompting reflection but also in giving a chance to us to connect with other participants.
I am thankful to the host organization who gave me a platform to understand, discuss and present my ideas. It was a rich learning experience and I look forward to more of such trainings in the future.