YES 2017-18 Re-Entry Seminar (Karachi & Islamabad)

Updated: Aug 30, 2018

Karachi, June 29: The event was a celebration of the successful completion of the year 2017-18 of the YES Program in Pakistan as 27 alumni from the latest returning batch of YES Program belonging to Sindh and Baluchistan attended the event and shared their experiences. The event was also attended by guests from U.S. Consulate General Karachi, staff at iEARN Pakistan and outgoing students of the YES 2018-19.

The event was a chance for the latest returned alumni to learn about the YES alumni activities, project management and project proposal/report writing in order to get involved in their communities. The alumni were officially welcomed to the alumni association by Hassan Saeed and Umair Mughal, the Program Officers working at iEARN Pakistan. The alumni learned about the projects happening nationwide and how they can get involved in the process to benefit their communities at large.


The alumni learned about how to design projects at grass-root level and continue with the spirit of service learning and volunteerism. The participants also learned about Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN) and educated them about the various opportunities available at PUAN for the YES alumni at large.

The alumni also met the students from the outgoing batch of YES 2017-18 and shared their exchange experience with them. The Chief Guest of the evening was the honourable Deputy Council General of the U.S. Consulate Karachi Mr. John Warner. He talked about how each one of the recent returnee played a role of cultural ambassador in U.S. and now their responsibility continues as they will invest their time in the communities and address their needs. He also encouraged the outbound YES students to be at the best of their behaviour while in the United States and exchange the culture of Pakistan with their counterparts in United States to have a fruitful experience altogether.



Islamabad, June 26: The event was a celebration of the successful completion of the year 2017-18 of the YES Program in Pakistan as 48 alumni from the latest returning batch of YES Program belonging to Punjab, KP, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir attended the event and shared their experiences. The event was also attended by guests from U.S. Embassy Islamabad, staff at iEARN Pakistan and outgoing students of the YES 2018-19.


The event was a chance for the latest returned alumni to learn about the YES alumni activities, project management and project proposal/report writing in order to get involved in their communities. The alumni were officially welcomed to the alumni association by Hassan Saeed and Umair Mughal, the Program Officers working at iEARN Pakistan. The alumni learned about the projects happening nationwide and how they can get involved in the process to benefit their communities at large. The alumni learned about how to design projects at grass-root level and continue with the spirit of service learning and volunteerism.


The participants also learned about Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) from the concerned staff named as Mr. Shahid Waseem, who is the Alumni Affairs Coordinator at U.S. Embassy Islamabad, and Waqar Khan, who is the Alumni Outreach Officer at United States Educational Foundation for Pakistan, and educated them about the various opportunities available at PUAN for the YES alumni at large.


The alumni also met the students from the outgoing batch of YES 2017-18 and shared their exchange experience with them. The Chief Guest of the evening was the honorable U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. David Hale. Other distinguished guests from U.S. Embassy Islamabad were also present. They talked about how each one of the recent returnee played a role of cultural ambassador in U.S. and now their responsibility continues as they will invest their time in the communities and address their needs.


The event was also attended by two U.S. National soccer team players named Tony Sanneh and Lorrie Fair. They encouraged the outbound YES students to be at the best of their behavior while in the United States and exchange the culture of Pakistan with their counterparts in United States to have a fruitful experience altogether. The event concluded with group photographs.



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