Our very own Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) won the first price in the presentation of “P2P: Challenging Extremism” competition which was held at the US Department of State.
The project on which the students worked was very outstanding, “Pakistan’s project ‘Fate: From apathy to empathy’ took the first place in the whole competition and also won the cash price of $5,000 to expand their campaign within their local community” US Consulate General Lahore wrote this on their Facebook page. University students from around the globe participated in it, including Switzerland and The United States itself, created different campaigns and different social media strategies which were against violent extremism that are credible, authentic and believable to their social group and resonate within their social communities.
The news was also confirmed by an Assistant Professor Taimur Rahman of LUMS on his Facebook account.
A couple of days ago, Karachi Grammar School (KSG) also won the best International Delegation award, while The Lyceum banned the small delegation award at the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) 2016 which took place in Boston, United States of America. More than 3,000 delegates and 300 faculty advisers were there and represented over 200 countries participating in the MUN, debating issues of international importance.
The 63rd HMUN session started from Thursday, January 28th, to Sunday, January 31st, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, which was under the guidance of a staff which was more than 200 Harvard University undergraduates. Some other Pakistani schools that attended HMUS in the past included Aitchison College which is from Lahore and Roots Millennium which is from Islamabad.
Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) has three major delegation awards, the Best Small Delegation, which comprises the teams with less than 10 members, then comes the Best Large Delegation, this is for teams with 10 or more than 10 members, and then is the Best International Delegation.