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19 October, 2012

Youth Engagement and Capacity Building through Eco-Internship

WWF – Pakistan’s Eco Internship Award ceremony was organized at University of Faisalabad to acknowledge the enthusiastic participation of their students in the Eco Internship Programme. The students were awarded their Eco Internship certificates and those who performed exceptionally well were given additional letters of appreciation and prizes. The ceremony was hosted in the presence of Senior Director Operations WWF – Pakistan Mr. Anwar Naseem, Manager Corporate Relations WWF – Pakistan Ms. Sania Khan, and Eco Internship Coordinators Mahvish Ilyas and Hamza Malik.

From University of Faisalabad the ceremony was presided by Prof Dr. Faqir Hussain Khan (Director Coordination/Dean Faculty of Health Sciences), Saleem Akhtar Kayani (Director Press & Publications), Ms. Zahida Maqbool (Additional Registrar), and Ms. Razia Falak (Lecturer & Eco Internship Focal Person from Uni of Faisalabad).

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Anwar Naseem, said, “youth engagement and environmental education are the core functions of the Eco Internship Programme. WWF – Pakistan is proud to engage and involve bright young students in this programme to sensitize them towards critical environmental issues. This is the first of its kind initiative in the city.”

WWF - Pakistan introduced the Eco Internship Programme in the year 2009. The Eco Internship is a six session long programme. The sessions include in depth presentations and interactive on a diverse range of topics including water conservation, biodiversity, environmental law, renewable energies, documentary making and nature photography.  The motivating and interactive sessions will give students the opportunity to be affiliated with a global organization and create a genuine sense of civic responsibility.  Each year thousands of schools, college and university students participate in this programme from all across the nation. All major institutions such as; LUMS, LSE, FC College, Kinnaird, Lahore College for Women University, Punjab University, FAST, BNU, UET, and renowned school systems participate in this programme.


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Nuzhat Saadia Siddiqi
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