The NCSC (Nust Community Service Club) TABA team arranged a visit to the E-village facilities in Maira Begwal for the Fundraiser in collaboration with TABA Youth Chapter and E-village coordinators on 8th March, 2014 (International Women’s Day). E-Village is an NGO, working for Empowerment through ICT's in Pakistan.
This initiative has taken by Mr Ammar Jaffri under the Umbrella of Pakistan Social Association which has been registered since 1963. 125 students from NUST left the H-12 campus early morning for the farmhouse owned by Mr. Ammar Jaffri, President of E-Village, where the event was to take place. After arriving at the complex, vanloads of students from local government schools came for interactive sessions with the NUSTians. About 300 children attended the event, ranging from class 3 to class 8. NUST students provided mentoring to the local students, guiding them about future prospects and general day to day issues. Students also instructed the children on how to use the E-village computer facilities. After the mentoring was done, children were occupied by the NUST students with games and entertainment.
The event was designed to be the ice-breaker as the first of many future projects that the NCSC TABA team will undertake in collaboration with TABA Youth Chapter and E-village. The students also helped in the fundraising event and bought tickets to attend, generating a total of Rs.27,750 for the E-village project. NUST students did a great job working with local students. From setting tents and ushering foreign guests to counseling and entertaining the local school kids, the students managed every aspect of the event with immense skill and professionalism.