Author Archives

  • Until We Meet Again…

    It was a cold weekend of December 2010, when I received a call from Aneeq. After my undergrad I had taken a year off and was busy preparing for the public service examinations. He talked about an upcoming summer project he was planning with few other friends. I will have to admit I was a […]

  • The Blue Book and Next Steps at Rabtt

    Dear friends, I have formulated this message in my mind over the last 5 months, made countless attempts at an opening paragraph, and yet words fail me as they have never done before. Last month we launched the Rabtt Blue Book – a narrative, collection, and repository of all that we have learnt, unlearnt, and […]

  • Executing Thoughts: Forming Connections

    Agate Nesaule writes, “we have to believe that even the briefest of human connections can heal, otherwise life is unbearable”. Six years ago, we started out as coffee table ideas-turned-experiments about quality education and an empathic society. Spanning these six years we advocated for the value of questions, of open-ended answers, sitting with uncertainty, and […]

  • Thank you, Rabtt!

    Written By Zahra Saleha Ahmad Rabtt, an organisation I have sporadically volunteered at for the past 4 years, will go into ‘hibernation’ on March 15, 2017. This basically means that they will close offices for some time while each of them goes off to pursue their own professional and academic careers, and continue in spirit […]

  • Nov & Dec 2016

    2016 has shown us how loss is manifested. In the form of saints leaving us, legends being snatched from us, many voices breathing their last, and cities trying to hold on to their past. We have seen a shift in the global conscience – the secluded, the narrow, has trumped over the broader and the […]

  • June – August 2016

    RABTT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM & RABTT SCHOLARS PROGRAM – LAHORE & KARACHI Rabtt Fellowship Program and Rabtt Scholars Program have been in full throttle this summer! The Summer Camps, an integral part of our flagship programs,were conducted for 5 weeks in Lahore and Karachi. The program brought together around more than 500 Scholars from different areas such […]

  • Sept & Oct 2016

    RABTT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – MID-YEAR TRAINING IN LAHORE & KARACHI The Mid Year Trainings took place in Lahore and Karachi to gear up the Fellows for the next phase of conducting Follow Up Workshops for our Scholars. The rigorous two day training revolved around designing curriculum and activities for workshops, along with reflecting on particular […]

  • Stereotype Threat—What STEM can learn from Social Sciences

    By Tooba Fatima I was invited recently to speak at a seminar on making STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) education more accessible for women, arranged at the UET, Lahore. As the best ideas come from sharing, I thought I’d bounce ideas off friends and colleagues. One of the immediate responses I heard was, it’s […]

  • April 2016

    RABTT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2016 – SHORTLISTING The second cycle of the Rabtt Fellowship Program has just ended with more than 1,000 applications received! We will be going through the applications after which they will be called for a Selection Conference during which the final selection will be done. The selected candidates will go through a training […]

  • March 2016

    FUTURE LEADERS IN EDUCATION – TEACHER TRAINING IN FAISALABAD & JHANG Rabtt is proud to announce the launch of an exciting and challenging new program – Rabtt Future Leaders in Education! Through FLE we aim to bring empathetic, child-centered teaching to classrooms across Pakistan, working with and learning from teachers who form the backbone of […]