RETO launched Self Learning Initiative Program
Saturday, August 15, 2015
The RETO team celebrated this 14th August with the Tando Jam community. Along with celebrations, the event marked the closing of RETO’s Smart Study Program (SSP) 2015 and launching of the Self-Learner's Initiative (SLI). As always, the driving force behind the event was the SHADES student body.
The community was also introduced to other initiatives planned by RETO; including SHADES women chapter, student clubs, and computer and book drives. Awards of appreciation were also handed to the faculty, teaching assistants and the top students of SSP.
The Chief Guest of the event was the Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agricultural University Tando Jam, Dr. Mujeeb-ud-din Sahrai. He spoke passionatelyabout the importance of embracing technology and the community's responsibility towardsits own development. Mr. Sahrai advocated freedom of choice for students and requested parents to allow their children to explore the unprecedented possibilities offered by the 21st century.
Among the audience were the Regional Director of Sind Education Foundation form Mirpur Khas Mr. Imam Baksh Arisar, ex-NazimTando Jam Mr. Rao Asghar, Mr. Andeel Ali representing AlifAilaan, the Principal of Community Based High School Tando Jam Mr. Jameel Ahmed Rattar, the students and parents of the SSP and other notable individuals from Tando Jam and nearby union councils.
To mark 14th August, entertainment programs were also organized where locals were given a platform to display their talents. A music session was conducted by the ‘Christian Boys’, local music played by Haree Dev and Kantesh, and renditions of Sindhi folk and patriotic songs performed by members of SHADES. The event concluded with a powerful mime performance directed by SHADES member and current NCA student TabishandSabir, which bought the audience to their feet.