1. Title: The changing psychological perspective of teaching
Speaker: Dr. Arfa Sayeda Zehra

Dr. Arfa Sayeda Zehra is a Pakistani educationist and Urdu language expert. She is Professor of History, with over 50 years of teaching and research experience in various institutions in Pakistan; member of History faculty at FCCU since August 2009; served as visiting faculty member at Lahore University of Management Sciences, National College of Arts, National School of Public Policy, National Institute of Management, Government of Pakistan. Her research interests lie in the areas of Historical Analysis and Critique, Human Rights, Gender Literature and Social issues.

2. Title: The transformation of school education
Speaker: Ms. Sabina Khatri

Sabina Khatri, the Founder and Chairperson of Kiran Foundation, came to Lyari following a child’s case of abuse and domestic violence. One incident became the starting point of a long journey of Kiran Foundation, a non-profit organization that is challenging norms and paradigms in Lyari since 2004. Over the last decade, Sabina has sacrificed her personal gains and comfort to give hundreds of marginalized children a safe, nurturing environment and to provide them the means to get the quality of life, education and care they deserved, bridging the wide gap that exists between different socioeconomic strata. Her efforts have garnered her several recognitions and awards, Sitara-e Imtiaz (2020) being the most prestigious one. She was selected as one of POND’s Miracle Women in 2016, and received the I AM Karachi PRIDE Award. She was recently also given the Academia Choice Award by the All Sindh Private Schools and Colleges Association. Her work was featured in Ho Yaqeen, a documentary series by Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC Films). She also serves as an Executive Board Member at HANDS, a non-profit organization working under the leadership of Dr. Ghaffar Billo. She was also welcomed as a Board Member at Moawin Foundation, working under the leadership of Admira Asif Sandela in the areas of Punjab, Gilgit and Baltistan.

3. Topic: Mentorship Roles in Changing Contexts
Speaker: Mr. Salman Asif Siddiqui

Salman Asif Siddiqui is the founder and director of Educational Resource Development Centre (ERDC) – an institute of training and material development in Pakistan. Salman has received his education in Pakistan and specialized in Educational Psychology. He has travelled widely and studied the strengths and limitations of some of the best education systems of the world. His academic pursuits spread across psychology, education, sociology, religion, philosophy, literature, and science. During his extensive experience of over 27 years in the field of education, he has served the roles of a teacher, trainer, counselor, author and editor. One of his many academic contributions is the Charter of Children’s Recognition which has been proposed to ensure insult-free education for every child.