KARACHI: The Pakistan Learning Festival (PLF) concluded on Wednesday at the Arts Council of Pakistan, where a large number of schoolchildren participated in various activities, artistic workshops, etc, that introduced them to innovative ways of learning.

The two-day event highlighted the importance of collective action in addressing climate change.

An insightful presentation — Hum Hero Hein Hum Baa Ikhtiaar Hein — focused on the importance of lifelong learning, livelihood and other importance skills.

Khaled Anam and Raheela Baqai shared their passion for books and the world of storytelling in the session, ‘Reading is Dreaming’.

The Tehreek-i-Niswan presented an artistic expression of the city’s rich cultural heritage.

A panel discussion featuring Imran Azhar, Rumana Husain, and Saleem Mughal focused on mobilising superheroes for climate change in emergencies.

Another exciting session earlier in the day was conducted by Amna Husain titled ‘Fun with Numbers’, where she shared creative ways of using numbers to read time and to do multiplication.

The festival also featured screening of The Silence after the Storm by Alina Rizwan, providing the audience an opportunity to engage with compelling visual narratives that explored important themes.

The Dawood Foundation’s ‘Nature Series’ was also a highlight of the festival.

Sadia Sarmad, who acted as ‘Dadi Gulabi’ on the first day to tell stories to children, held another captivating storytelling session Suno Kahani Meri Zubani.

Published in Dawn, November 9th, 2023

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