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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • To connections, and actions.

    Dear Friends and Supporters of Rabtt, On my way out of office yesterday, I ran into a bunch of kids on the street who were arguing over how much a cricket bat, owned by one of them, costs. The owner of the bat was absolutely appalled at the suggestion by one of his friends that […]

  • ‘A Small Call for Action – Remembering 16th Dec. 2014’

    On my way out of office yesterday, I ran into a bunch of kids on the street who were arguing over how much a cricket bat, owned by one of them, costs. The owner of the bat was absolutely appalled at the suggestion by one of his friends that the bat isn’t worth more than […]

  • We need change

    Written by Tayyaba Iftikhar & Narrated by Yarmiah Saleem (Student Rabtt Summer Camp 2015) I have always been an average student in my class. Although I’m not a shy person, yet I’ve never felt the need to stick-out in my class. I’ve always had the idea that being proactive will make me look vain or worst a […]

  • When rabtt happened

    By Sophia Mansoori One summer I found something on my timeline that piqued my interest. I saw pictures of my former dramatics coach, surrounded by dusky little faces, in what looked like a less-maintained playground than those of the schools I would associate him with. I opened the album spotted by a blue logo “Rabtt.” It […]

  • Mending broken shards

    By Minahil Amin Passing matriculation exams is an important part of the lives of many Pakistani students. Both the students and their parents make utmost effort to ensure good marks. This effort involves studying for hours, and taking tuitions. Mostly, female teachers teach tuitions at home. They think that their aim is to help the […]

  • Caged thoughts

    By Minahil Amin  The thought of teaching English at Rabtt Summer Camp 2015 was really exciting for me, since I think that being able to convey your thoughts in writing is also an art, just like painting or music. In one of the beginning classes, I asked the students to write a paragraph about any […]

  • My Journey at Rabtt – Zahra Ahmad

    Most people would say that what difference Rabtt can produce in a single month of training; which is something I wrongfully used to believe once myself. I used to think that we are building an appetite in these kids to question things and express their thoughts. We instill the confidence in them to speak up […]