Networking Meeting …
Objectives of Networking Meeting:
 To develop a network regarding Projects on cultural diversity,
Citizenship, Human Rights, Status of woman in our society,
Democracy, Peace Education, etc.
 To develop a platform for sharing ideas, methodologies, Research
papers, joint researches and other relevant studies & approaches
 To exchange the students problems & vision regarding key issues.
 To share key issues & problems.
 To exchange success stories & best practices.
 To develop a channel for curriculum development & modalities
including ideas on participation in the development of Textbooks for
the New curriculum.
 To develop a network of Mobilizing the youth for national harmony &
Peace.
 To share the posters, essays, text materials, documentaries, etc on
these key issues.
 To have more networking meetings for a bigger change.
Agenda of Meeting:
Time
Session Title
Lead Responsibility
0900-0930
Welcome Note & Introductions.
Muhammad Alam
0930-1000
Presentation on USIP Project.
Muhammad Alam.
1000-1030
Tea Break
Admin.
1030-11:00
Possible themes: Brainstorming for
Actions and modalities including ideas
on participation in the development of
Textbooks for the New curriculum.
Success Stories & Case Studies.
Tanvir Jehan,
Mr. Sajjad Ahmed and
Baela Raza Jamil.
All participants
11:00 -12:00
Brief Introduction on relevant activities
by other NGO’s Representatives.
All participants
1200-1300
Key Areas agreed: Recommendations
& Suggestions.
Discussion.
1300-1330
Closing
Baela Raza Jamil
14:00-15:00
Lunch.
Admin.
Introduction:
Reclaiming Cultural and Social
Diversity: Mobilizing Youth for
National Harmony and Peace:
the Search for Resources
Within
Project Goal:
“Addressing conflict and diversity
through dialogues and texts to
promote national harmony”
Project Objectives:

Selected students (grades VIII-X) from 8-10
secondary schools across Pakistan will identify
and debate issues on identity, diversity and
sources of conflict.

Hold an essay competition, dialogues and online
communication exchange with selected youth
(gender balanced) from public and private
schools in four provinces.

Develop learning materials, texts and posters for
grades 8 to 10 to engage with cultural diversity;
to respect and value living histories and positive
cultural practices.
Project Objectives.
 Disseminate the materials generated to textbook boards,
writers, the private examination boards and the national
curriculum wing for influencing the writing of the textbooks
and/or to be used as supplementary materials for grades VIII-X.
 Develop guidelines/manuals for teachers to use the learning
materials and to conduct training workshops for teachers.
 Publish two research papers and at least 10-12 best essays
highlighting the sources of conflict and recommendations for
respecting diversity, histories for peace and harmony.
 Hold a national round table seminar in December 2007 to share
the project experience, outputs, and outcomes with relevant
stake holders
Long Term Objectives
 Lend support to an emerging national youth movement
which would focus on valuing cultural diversity and initiate
the process of peace, positive engagement and harmony
between provinces, led by the youth themselves
 Extend the work conducted with grades VIII to X across the
entire schooling years.
 The texts and resources generated would serve as an
example for education policy makers and curriculum
developers on how to acknowledge and educate about
cultural diversity, promoting peace, tolerance, and
harmony in the country.
Long Term Objectives
 Form a repository of films/art work/documentaries about
all provinces on the themes of cultural and historical
diversity.
 The papers /essays produced will be leveraged to
influence various policies: viz. Education and Youth. All
materials produced will be disseminated to the
Departments of Education, Culture, Youth Religious
Affairs, Particular focus will be extended to Textbooks
boards, Examination Boards and the Curriculum Wing
backed by the respective secretaries and Ministers of
Education and Culture.
Research Report Based on perception
Survey
A perception survey developed by AKU-IED was
taken and modified by the Project coordinator
and International Adviser to meet the needs of
the project. The survey conducted in all four
provinces The 1st Round of the Perception
Survey completed. We selected 72 students
from all provinces .i.e. 36 from the project group
and 36 from the non project group. The project
group sample is selected on the basis of essay
results while the non project group is randomly
selected
Selected Schools:
Name of School
Type of school
Gender
City
Fatimaya Education Network
Private
Co-Ed
Karachi
Govt. Junior Model Pilot School
Government
Girls
Karachi
Yazdan Khan Govt. Model high school
Government
Boys
Quetta
Wilderness School
Private
Co-Ed
Quetta
Beaconhouse School System- Johar
Town Campus
Private
Co-Ed
Lahore
Sanjan Nagar Public Education Trust
Higher Secondary School
Private
Girls
Lahore
City District Government Girls School
Paisa Akbar
Government
Girls
Lahore
Islamai Collegiate School Peshawar
Government
Boys
Peshawar
Government girls High School Ladygrifth.
Private
Girls
Peshawar
Project Group:
•
•
•
•
After selection of schools, we conducted an essay
competition among the students of grades 8th to 10th
of the above mentioned schools. We selected 36
students from this essay competition with gender
balance. This essay competition group is called our
project group. In this project group 34 students also
participated in the Dialogue Session. The Sampling
methodology of project group is as under:
Sampling Frame: All the students A who participated
in Essay Competition.
Sample Size: 36 students are selected on the basis of
Essay’s results.
The Sampling Methodology is as under:
School Gender Wise Analysis (Project Group)
Count
GEN DER
Female
Male
Beaconhous e School
System - Johar Town
Campus
3
City District Government
Girls School Paisa Akbar
4
Fatimiya Education
Network
4
Government Junior Model
Pilot School
2
Islamia Collegiate School
Sanjan Nagar Public
Education Trus t Higher
Secondary School
Total
Total
5
8
4
5
9
2
3
4
3
4
Wilderness School
2
2
Yazdan Khan Government
Model High School
4
4
19
36
17
Non-Project Group:
•
•
•
•
•
•
After selection of project group, 36 students are also
randomly selected from the students who did not
participate in the essay competition from all selected
schools with gender balance. This group is called
non-project group. The sampling methodology of non
project group is as under:
Sampling Frame: All the students of grades 8th to
10th who did not participated in Essay Competition.
Sample Size: 36 students are selected randomly.
Gender Balance: 17 boys & 19 girls.
Province Balance: 9 students are selected from each
provinces.
The Sampling Methodology is as under
Sc hools Gender wise Analys is (Non-Project Group)
Co unt
GEN DER
Fe m ale
Ma le
Be aco nh ous e Schoo l
System - Joh ar Town
Ca m pus
3
City District Go ve rn m en t
Girls Sch ool Paisa Akb ar
2
Fa tim iya Edu cation
Ne two rk
3
Go vern m ent Ju nior Mode l
Pilot Sch ool
Gryfaith Se c. Sch oo l
3
6
2
4
7
2
2
4
Islam ia Co lleg iate Schoo l
4
5
5
Sa njan Na ga r Pu blic
Ed uca tio n Trus t High er
Se con da ry Sch ool
1
1
Wild erne ss Scho ol
6
6
Ya zd an Kh an Go ve rn m en t
Mo del High Scho ol
To ta l
To ta l
19
3
3
17
36
Language Analysis:
Language
Language
Valid
Frequency
Percent
Oth ers (s heena)
1
2.8
Pashto
3
8.3
Persian
4
11.1
Punjabi
2
5.6
Saraiki
1
2.8
Urdu
25
69.4
Total
36
100.0
Project
Group
Language
Frequency
Valid
Percent
English
1
2.8
Others
4
11.1
10
27.8
3
8.3
Pashto
Persia n
Urd u
18
50.0
Total
36
100.0
Non-Project
Group
Newspaper Reading Analysis:
Newspaper Read
Frequency
Valid
Percent
Doesn't read newspapers
1
2.8
Every day
8
22.2
More than once a week
7
19.4
Once a month
5
13.9
Once a week
15
41.7
Total
36
100.0
Project
Group
Newspape r Read
Frequency
Valid
Percent
Doesn't read newspa pers
7
19.4
Eve ry day
4
11.1
More than once a month
2
5.6
More than once a week
6
16.7
5
13.9
Once a mo nth
Once a week
12
33.3
Total
36
100.0
Non-Project
Group
TV Viewership Analysis:
TV WATCH FREQUENCY
Frequency
Valid
Eve ry day
5.6
29
80.6
2
5.6
More than once a week
Once a week
Total
Percent
2
3
8.3
36
100.0
Project
Group
TV WATCH FREQUENCY
Frequency
Valid
Every day
Percent
26
72.2
More than once a mon th
2
5.6
More than once a week
3
8.3
Once a mon th
1
2.8
Once a week
4
11.1
36
100.0
Total
Non-Project
Group
Q08. The following are statements which describes citizens of Pakistan. Rate the
degree of importance to you of each statement by putting a tick (√) in the column
which best represents your preference.:
Sr.
Statement
N
o
.
Scale
Agree
Disagree
Neutral
Strongly
Agree
Strongly
Disag
ree
1
Pakistani citizens must be born in
Pakistan.
27.80%
30.60%
16.70%
11.10%
27.80%
2
All citizens of Pakistan should
share the same culture.
19.40%
36.10%
22.20%
8.30%
19.40%
3
To be called a Pakistani citizen,
one must stand up for the
rights of other Pakistanis.
30.60%
2.80%
11.10%
55.60%
30.60%
4
Pakistani citizens should be
knowledgeable about what
happens in the country.
41.70%
0.00%
2.80%
55.60%
41.70%
5
Only Muslims can be citizens of
Pakistan.
0.00%
41.70%
5.60%
0.00%
0.00%
6
Pakistani citizens should be
tolerant of others’ beliefs and
practices.
44.40%
5.60%
11.10%
38.90%
44.40%
Cont…………………….
Sr.
No.
Statement
Scale
Agree
Disagree
Neutral
Strongly
Agree
Strongly
Disagree
7
Pakistani citizens should fulfill
their duties to the state.
41.70%
0.00%
2.80%
0.00%
2.80%
0.00%
52.80%
0.00%
41.70%
0.00%
8
Patriotism is not a necessary
attribute of being a Pakistani
citizen.
8.30%
25.00%
13.90%
11.10%
8.30%
9
Pakistani citizens must be
ready to volunteer in
activities of public interest.
66.70%
0.00%
11.10%
22.20%
66.70%
10
Pakistani citizens should
support democracy and vote
in elections
44.40%
0.00%
5.60%
50.00%
44.40%
11
Pakistani citizens should be
prepared to stand up
against inequality and strive
for social justice.
38.90%
0.00%
8.30%
50.00%
38.90%
12
You do not have to be a Muslim
to be a citizen of Pakistan
52.80%
11.10%
5.60%
27.80%
52.80%
Cont…………………….
Sr.
No.
Statement
Scale
Agree
Disagree
Neutral
Strongly
Agree
Strongly
Disagree
13
Only city dwellers are citizens of
Pakistan
0.00%
33.30%
22.20%
0.00%
0.00%
14
Pakistani citizens should not
challenge the government
16.70%
38.90%
22.20%
2.80%
16.70%
15
Pakistani citizens must be ready to
fight for the country
33.30%
2.80%
11.10%
52.80%
33.30%
16
It is not necessary to be born in
Pakistan to be a citizen of
Pakistan
47.20%
25.00%
5.60%
13.90%
47.20%
17
Men should be given more rights
as citizens as compared to
women in Pakistan
5.60%
30.60%
11.10%
2.80%
5.60%
18
Men and women should be given
equal rights
19.40%
0.00%
0.00%
80.60%
19.40%
The following statements ask you about level of comfort with other citizens of
Pakistan. Rate the degree of importance of each statement by putting a tick (√) in
the column which best represents your preference..:
Sr.
No
Statement
1
Project
Group
Scale
Agree
Disagree
Neutral
Strongl
y Agree
Strongly
Disagre
e
I feel comfortable with people from all socio-economic
classes.
58.33%
11.11%
13.89%
16.67%
0.00%
2
I feel comfortable with people who share my values.
44.44%
5.56%
22.22%
27.78%
0.00%
3
I enjoy the company of both sexes.
50.00%
13.89%
19.44%
11.11%
5.56%
4
I feel comfortable with people of my own sex.
38.89%
22.22%
16.67%
11.11%
11.11%
5
I feel comfortable with people of all religions.
50.00%
11.11%
16.67%
19.44%
2.78%
6
I feel comfortable with people of my own religion.
30.56%
11.11%
27.78%
19.44%
11.11%
7
I feel comfortable with people of my ethnic group.
19.44%
30.56%
38.89%
2.78%
8.33%
8
I feel comfortable with people from all the provinces of
Pakistan.
50.00%
8.33%
5.56%
36.11%
0.00%
9
I only feel comfortable with members of my own social
class.
16.67%
61.11%
5.56%
0.00%
16.67%
10
I feel comfortable with people who do not share my
values.
2.78%
41.67%
27.78%
2.78%
25.00%
The following statements ask you about level of comfort with other
citizens of Pakistan. Rate the degree of importance of each statement by
putting a tick (√) in the column which best represents your preference..:
Sr
Statement
.
N
o
1
Scale
Non-Project
Group
Agree
Disagree
Neutral
Strongl
y
Agr
ee
Strongly
Disa
gree
I feel comfortable with people from all socio-economic
classes.
33.33%
19.44%
30.56%
8.33%
8.33%
2
I feel comfortable with people who share my values.
63.89%
5.56%
8.33%
16.67%
5.56%
3
I enjoy the company of both sexes.
30.56%
13.89%
33.33%
16.67%
5.56%
4
I feel comfortable with people of my own sex.
44.44%
22.22%
11.11%
13.89%
8.33%
5
I feel comfortable with people of all religions.
33.33%
19.44%
16.67%
16.67%
13.89%
6
I feel comfortable with people of my own religion.
50.00%
19.44%
2.78%
16.67%
11.11%
7
I feel comfortable with people of my ethnic group.
30.56%
22.22%
22.22%
13.89%
11.11%
8
I feel comfortable with people from all the provinces of
Pakistan.
44.44%
8.33%
16.67%
25.00%
5.56%
I only feel comfortable with members of my own social
class.
25.00%
36.11%
8.33%
8.33%
22.22%
I feel comfortable with people who do not share my
values.
8.33%
55.56%
11.11%
2.78%
22.22%
9
10
Q. Please complete the statement:
A good Pakistani citizen is
Good Pakistani Citizen:
Project
Non-Project
Awareness of Social Issues
36.11%
38.89%
Posses democratic values (e.g. votes)
16.67%
27.78%
Is educated / aware
58.33%
41.67%
Environmentally conscious
27.78%
44.44%
Law abiding / fights for others' rights
41.67%
47.22%
Is patriotic / dutiful
27.78%
41.67%
Is religious
41.67%
36.11%
Respects others’ rights & fulfils his duties
55.56%
61.11%
Tolerant / Peaceful / Respectful of others and their culture
16.67%
25.00%
Works for national development
25.00%
16.67%
Q. What are the three most important rights of a
citizen in your opinion?
Citizen Rights:
Project
Non-Project
Economic rights (food / job / shelter)
30.56%
58.33%
Education
44.44%
55.56%
Emotional well-being
19.44%
36.11%
Equality (class, gender)
25.00%
33.33%
Justice
41.67%
19.44%
Privacy
38.89%
33.33%
Protection (military)
25.00%
22.22%
Protection (rights)
44.44%
33.33%
Religious, social and cultural freedom
16.67%
8.33%
Q. What are the three most important
responsibilities of a citizen in your opinion?
Citizen Responsibilities:
Project
Non-Project
Be democratic / vote
25.00%
38.89%
Be rational/logical
41.67%
38.89%
Defend Country Militarily
16.67%
19.44%
Develop country
22.22%
41.67%
Environmental protection
22.22%
19.44%
Loyalty
44.44%
30.56%
Obey the government
33.33%
41.67%
Obey the law
55.56%
27.78%
Respect others / Toleration / Not being selfish
5.56%
8.33%
Social activism / Engage in politics / Help the needy
11.11%
16.67%
Stop Terrorism
5.56%
13.89%
Q. In what other ways could schools help students
to become better citizens?
Make Students Better Citizens:
Project
Non-Project
Better teachers
30.56%
38.89%
Get students' opinions on issues
41.67%
36.11%
Inclusive and up-to-date education
11.11%
0.00%
Inculcate character strength in students / morality
19.44%
25.00%
Information (diversity, history)
36.11%
41.67%
Information (health, environment)
25.00%
41.67%
Information (rights, responsibilities, civics, social issues
25.00%
13.89%
Interaction with students from other provinces
5.56%
22.22%
Invite Organization from Social Sector
2.78%
8.33%
Organize debates, drama, skits on issues
2.78%
8.33%
Provide opportunities to help community
50.00%
36.11%
Religious information
22.22%
22.22%
Q. In your opinion, what does cultural diversity
mean?
Cultural Diversity:
Project
Non-Project
Changes in Society with Time
41.67%
61.11%
Difference in Castes
16.67%
13.89%
Difference in Culture"
38.89%
41.67%
Difference in Languages
33.33%
27.78%
Difference in Religion
50.00%
63.89%
Difference in Values"
50.00%
47.22%
Difference in Rules
25.00%
38.89%
Q : What does peace education mean to you? What do you
think would be the impact of peace education in schools?
Peace Education:
Project
Non-Project
Will ensure that people live together harmoniously
36.11%
80.56%
Will mobilize the youth for peace and harmony
50.00%
58.33%
Will cause peace across the country
52.78%
61.11%
Will make people respect others
44.44%
50.00%
Will stop fighting / violence
52.78%
36.11%
What do you think about the status of women in our society? Are women
facing any particular problems? If yes, explain what these problems are?
Women’s Status in Our Society:
Project
Non-Project
No Education Facilities
25.00%
55.56%
No Equal Rights"
52.78%
44.44%
Health Problems
22.22%
44.44%
No Permission for job / education
27.78%
16.67%
No respect & Status in Society
19.44%
30.56%
Physical violence
52.78%
38.89%
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