Promote Educational Opportunities
Good education means better job opportunities. Better jobs mean promise for a better future. Hope for a better future means less violence and extremism. In fact, young people are demanding good education. In Pakistan, for example, “92% of the people surveyed believe that education is an important issue that needs to be addressed immediately”. See British Council’s Survey - click here.
The following are examples of possible Erasing Borders’ education programs:
· Support the efforts of local higher education institutions to improve educational opportunities in their respective areas. In this regard, diaspora members who hold leadership positions in universities, such as Presidents, Deans, and Department heads, could serve in a consultative capacity.
· Support the efforts of local higher education institutions in the sharing of curriculum design, improving teaching methodologies and exploring innovative strategies to strengthen educational standards relevant to the needs of the emerging economy in the 21st Century.
· Support the continuation of student and faculty exchanges and degree transfer programs among colleges and universities in the region, to expand students’ learning experience so that they can effectively compete in a globalised economy of today.
Other Anticipated Programs
Promote women’s education (Click here to see public opinion surveys) and support local institutions to promote a civil society with rule of law and respect for individual rights, by arranging networking opportunities with similar organizations domestically and internationally.
“We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live”.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah