Winter Drive ’19
Pakistan’s poverty count is an estimate of 24%. Not everyone has the liberty to afford the basic necessities to survive the intense cold weather that hits our country every year. Our “Winter Drive” aims to help those who can’t help themselves.
Our mission is pointless without your aid and support. We are kind to accept whatever things you can spare, be it monetary funds, clothes and or foods. We aim to provide people the means of surviving winter in Karachi through your donations. No matter how small you think your donation seems it will help the underprivileged in ways you can’t imagine as long as you give it wholeheartedly and for the betterment of others. Everything given to the people is an act of kindness and love from you all.
We will be waiting for you all to come and join us in our mission in any way you seem fit. “One deed CAN change the world.”
DSU Community Academy Sports Day
DSU students had initiated a literacy program -DSU Community Academy, in which student volunteers of DSU teach the children of the slums of Qayyumabad in order to serve the community. The CSR department has conducted several events for the children of Qayyumabad in order for them to have an essence of co-curricular activities as well as academic learning.
On the 19th of September 2019, a sports fest was organized by the CSR and Sports Department for 14 DSU Academy children (7-14 year olds) in DSU basketball court. Student volunteers of the DSU Community Academy organized this event under the supervision of Sports department. The tournaments included a dart game and a cricket game. Grouping of the team was done by Sir Moin ul Atiq (Sports Director), and team captains were made amongst the children of Qayyumabad. A prize distribution ceremony was held at the end of the event, in which trophies were given to the winners and certificates were distributed to all the participants of the games. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all participants.
DHA Suffa University Conducts Self-Review of MS / PhD Programs
Self-Review of MS / PhD programs of DHA Suffa University was conducted on June 25, 2019 with the objective to ascertain whether MS / PhD programs meet their educational objectives and outcomes as per HEC’s criteria. The Review Panel comprised of Dr. Imtiaz Hussain (HoD, Electrical Engineering), Dr. Rida Ahmed (HoD, Basic Sciences), Engr. Akhtar Nadyme (Director QEC) and Ms. Rabia Mumtaz (Manager Postgraduate Programs).
The panel reviewed the Program Proforma, Program Files, Faculty Files, Students’ Files and Course Files as per HEC’s Checklist and found them to be in order. The panel also met the PhD students enrolled in the program. The panel appreciated the efforts of academic departments in maintaining and enhancing the culture of quality at DHA Suffa University.
Blood Drive 2019
One bottle of blood can save three lives! The CSR department of DHA Suffa University aims to benefit not only the students of its college but the community as well. With this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Indus Hospital and DHA Suffa University in February 2017. As per the MOU, a blood drive is conducted annually within the premises of DSU. The fifth annual blood drive was held on the 21st of February, 2019 at DSU, in the basketball court. A team of students from DSU set up a small bake sale through which they collected donations for the CSR department.
The event lasted for 8 hours (a full working day) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Great Spirit to help the society was shown by the students of DSU as a total of 264 students showed up to donate blood out of which 194 were able to donate healthy and use able blood. 187 male students donated blood, and 7 females.
The event was a huge success and contributed greatly to the society by granting them 194 bags of useful blood.
Interview Session – SINA
The Community Service and Sustainability Program (CSSP) at DHA Suffa University (DSU) is based on the theme of giving time or talent for the benefit of a community group (not for profit) that has a genuine need for service. The CSSP is an action program that allows an individual to learn, serve, and transform their lives. While classroom teaching can help students learn about homelessness, extreme cases of poverty and societal problems, social service is the key enabler to make students learn more dynamically. This form of learning is essential for the success of a student’s professional growth. The CSSP plays an important role in invoking a sense of civic responsibility in an individual. To ensure that DSU’s vision of nation building is materialized, the university has made 60 hours of community service a mandatory requirement for undergraduate students of the Management Sciences Department.
In order to fulfil this requirement, the CSSP department at DSU has been providing the Management Sciences students with various platforms, and has collaborated with different organizations such as The Indus Hospital, The Citizen’s Foundation, Dar-ul-Sukun, etc.
As a part of one family, DSU wishes to engage its students in volunteering opportunities in SINA Health, Education and Welfare Trust. In this regard, DSU’s CSR department has been working with representatives from SINA, and it has been decided that social internship at SINA program will start from March.
Interviews for the social internship program at SINA were held on the 22nd February 2019 in the conference room DSU, by representatives of SINA. A total of 36 candidates were addressed in this session. The purpose of this session was to get an idea of the students who had signed up for the volunteering program. A brief of the organization, the nature of work and the flow of events was covered in this session.