TCS OCTARA conducted a Ramzan Special Zoominar series “Islamic Wisdom for Today” led by well-versed Islamic scholar Abbas Husain. The first session was about Islam in Alignment with Modernity. The second session was about The QURAN: What is it? What is in it? The participants learnt some basic facts and amazing qualities of the Quran […]
“Now schools in Pakistan will have textbooks that are world-class yet affordable and based on Pakistani context, values, history and culture and cover our curriculum. Lightstone school textbooks are low cost, high quality in content, design and production and readily available throughout Pakistan.” These thoughts were expressed by Ameena Saiyid OBE, SI, PUblisher and Managing […]
Director Abbas Husain participated in the webinar titled ‘Practice social distancing but not vocal distancing’ by Lucy Cornell organized by TCF Octara on April 23, 2020.
By Ayesha Amin Usman There are very few people in this world who can leave you truly inspired and make you think that it is really possible to love what you do! Sir Abbas Husain is one such person. He, along with his wife, have been working to improve the quality and reach of education […]
Karachi: Amidst the cacophony of the city and our devices, Abbas Husain held a one day session for the students of Jamea tus Saifyah to teach them how to better manage their lives. Mr. Husain delved into how modernity dissipates our attention and through being mindful of where our time is going, we can master […]
HYDERABAD: Eminent national and international linguists speaking at a two-day conference said that technology boom was bringing about a lot of changes in English. They also called for promoting all languages as a Unesco report suggested that out of around 7,000 languages of the world, 90 per cent would vanish within this century. The conference […]
This past weekend Abbas Husain was at the 33rd SPELT Conference in Karachi, a gathering that attracts educators and teachers from over the city, along with several international guests. Abbas Husain’s keynote speech on ‘The Glocal Classroom’ expounded on the idea of ‘liquid modernity’. Borrowing from the work of Zygmunt Bauman, he explained how civilisation […]
Metro International School had its first Metro Kids Carnival on Sunday, November 19, 2017. It was a fun-filled afternoon attended by over 300 parents and children. As you walked in through the gates, the festive feeling was all around, with children playing and doing various activities. Metro has a lovely sensory play area that was […]
In the past three years, Abbas Husain has conducted twelve sessions of the Personal Effectiveness Toolkit workshop at Interloop Pakistan. The company featured him in their May-August issue of their biannual newsletter this year. You can read the May-August issue of In The Loop here.
TDC director Abbas Husain spoke on a panel discussion on creativity in contemporary schooling, alongside other eminent educationists. The panelists spoke at length about the scope of creativity in our increasingly regimented schooling systems — the question of new methodologies and approaches in education were discussed alongside the limitations of existing systems. Some memorable quotes: […]