Milky Way Education Express: Session held at Higher Secondary School Gahkuch
Ghizer, August 17: The first session of the campaign “Milky Way Education Express” held at the Higher Secondary School Gahkuch in District Ghizer of Gilgit Baltistan. The session is conducted by our University Ambassadors Khalid Hussein and Taslim Murad from Bahria and FAST University Islamabad respectively. They informed a large number of students about the admission procedures and opportunities at their respective universities in particular and about other universities in general. They guided the students about ways the can get admissions and many dos and don’ts in the process. The students asked many questions about carrier counseling and their future academic goals. At the end of the session students also discussed their problems and doubts individually from our ambassadors. They also had a session with Milky Way scholars studying in the school and guide them to take maximum benefit from the opportunity.
The school administration thanked the ambassadors and praised their volunteerism. The students found the session very informative and timely as now they can set targets and work hard to achieve them. Milky Way will conduct similar sessions in other schools and colleges of GB and Chitral in its “Education Express” to provide guidance to the students to show them the doors of opportunity well before time so as they could be well prepared and maximize their chances for hunting many opportunities waiting for them.
Milky Way is supporting over 100 students in GB and Chitral regions to continue their studies by offering talented and needy students’ scholarships on merit cum need base. While interviewing over 200 students for the scholarship hunt in 2013 Team Milky Way came to know about many problems faced by the students of GB. The major problems were lack of vision, carrier counseling, information about opportunities and self-confidence. Milky Way decided, supporting students by financing their studies is not just enough as there is a new window of opportunities yet to be opened by spreading awareness in order to deal the problems mentioned and benefit as large number of students as possible.
Milky Way appointed University Ambassadors in almost all the universities of the country to deal this aspect of forming an aware youth. These ambassadors are university students of Gilgit Baltistan in different institutes of the country enrolled in diverse fields ranging from social science, science, engineering, medical and management sciences. Each ambassador was assigned the task to make a presentation of all the details regarding admission procedure, scholarships and other opportunities in his/her university. These presentations are now given to the students of GB in different schools and colleges in a campaign “Milky Way Education Express”