The LUMUN Social Responsibility Program (SRP) works for issues such as education, minority relations and regional peace. Every year, by conducting various activities it strives to attain the Sustainable Development Goals set out for the UN member states.
SRP THIS YEAR:
Summer Internship Program 2017
The LUMUN SRP internship is an annual summer program conducted in collaboration with partner NGOs. This is an opportunity for those interested in giving back to the society by teaching under-privileged students. Our Summer Internship Program continues to show awe-inspiring growth, exemplified this year by the expansion of its outreach to Islamabad, by partnering with more and more NGOs and by devising a curriculum more relevant to the themes of Model UN.
This year we continued the program in Cecil and Iris Chaudhry Foundation (CICF), Har Sukh and CARE foundation. Two exciting additions to our list of collaborators are the Changing Youth through Education Foundation (CYTE) and an NGO called Master Ayub’s Park School in Islamabad.
Through the expansion of our Project, we managed to conduct our sessions in 11 Schools across Lahore and Islamabad, imparting knowledge to over 600 students, led by a team of 150 well trained Interns.
Cecil & Iris Chaudhry Foundation
Changing Youth through Education
In order to continue the efforts of our Summer Internship, SRP took the initiative of conducting the Weekend Internship Program. The primary aim of the Weekend Internship is to ensure the continuation of the development process, so that the children get to revisit the concepts taught to them in the summers. It differentiates itself only in the fact that it is held 2 days a week, on weekends, in the months of January and February.
The Outreach Program
In order to mobilize support for its Projects, an Outreach program was launched with the focus on spreading the word across various Social media forums. For this purpose Campus Ambassadors were hired from schools all across Lahore to divert attention to the noble cause. The success of the program led to internees signing up for the Weekend Internship even during their School routine.
SRP in the Past:
Delegates from CARE Foundation who attend the annual LUMUN conference, along with others interested, are given MUN Training by experts from the LUMUN Secretariat. MUN simulations are held to ensure that the students get the experience they need in order to be able to compete with other delegates at the LUMUN conference and other MUN conferences.
SRP Model United Nations
LUMUN has been conducting the SRP MUN for the past four years where students of Care Foundation schools were trained in the art of Model UN.
In the previous years, the SRP team trained teachers from Hope Uplift Foundation and the CARE Foundation in English language and grammar, to enable these teachers in imparting knowledge effectively.
SRP Sports Day
In the past, SRP conducted Sports Day where students from partner NGOs were invited to LUMS to spend the day with LUMUN Representatives, indulging in sports like football, cricket, tug of war and more.
Even though it’s just been a few months since I have become director SRP, It’s safe to say that it has been one of the best experiences in LUMS so far. From dealing with different departments such as Media, Design, and Logistics to interacting with the young and innocent children, I have definitely grown as a person. This year’s Summer Internship Program was conducted in cities of Lahore and Islamabad and catered to teaching over 600 children. This was indeed a huge task to take on but seeing the impact that it made definitely made the entire experience worthwhile. We look forward to working on more social work projects in the upcoming year and hope to enlighten and touch even more lives!Noor FatimaSRP Director
Being a part of the LUMUN society you would expect me to have won several MUN awards, however that is not really the case. In fact, after conducting some MUNs I came to realize that I would rather spend my time on actively implementing some of the changes that are suggested in the Committee sessions. Thus began my journey as a social worker and here I am serving as this year’s Director for LUMUN’s Social Responsibility Program. SRP entered my life when I was allotted a school in the Christian minority of Youhanabad as a part of the Summer Internship 2016. Let’s just say my life found a new purpose when I had to spend 2 weeks in a “School” with a junkyard right next to it. From that point onwards we decided to dedicate all our energy into making Pakistan a more inclusive and tolerant country. Through continuous efforts, this year we even managed to set up our Internship in Islamabad. Catch us at the LUMUN conference to know more about our work and the impact it makes every year!Fatimah FaisalSRP Director