Tree Drive Plantation at DHA Suffa University

Climate change and global warming is a national and global threat. The Prime Minister of Pakistan has initiated a “Clean and Green Pakistan” drive which encourages academic institutions to actively participate in this cause.  In this regard, DHA Suffa University’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department organized a plantation drive in DSU on October 24, 2018.  The Tree-Plantation drive was organized in collaboration with DHA Horticulture, where students and faculty enjoyed volunteering their time to plant trees. A total of 150 trees were planted within the premises of the University and its adjoining areas. The tree plantation drive was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor, Rear Admiral (R) Engr. Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain and the event was attended by HEC Regional Director, Mr. Javed Memon.

 

DSU Academy

Students of the Management Sciences Department in collaboration with the CSR department initiated the DSU Community Academy in fall 2017. This program was a literacy elevation initiative aimed at enhancing basic English and Mathematics skills of underprivileged primary school children from the neighboring slums of DHA Karachi at the DHA Suffa University premises. The DSU community academy is run by student volunteers under the supervisor of DSU faculty volunteers and is fully funded by the university. This education initiative will continue as a regular activity at DSU.

The DSU community academy continued in Fall 2018 and was run by 15 volunteers from BBA 1, 2, and 3. The academy started on the 27th September will volunteer in the program will get a total of 18 community service hours. The volunteers were spilt in three groups and each group conducted a two hours session each week. The DSU academy focused on the core subjects of English and Mathematics and also aimed at inculcating an understanding of basic etiquettes among the children. Till date 25 children from the neighboring slum of Qayyumabad have been inducted into the DSU community academy.  This program will be continued in the following semester.

Peace wish Tree

International peace day was established by UN General Assembly in1981 to strengthen the ideas of peace within and among all nations and people. The UN urges all nations and populations to respect a cessation of hostilities during this day and to mark it through the information and public awareness activities on peace issues. Peace day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

To commemorate Inter Peace Day, the CSR Department at DSU, put up an interactive art installation (a golden wish tree) and engaged students in a week long activity to celebrate International Peace Day from 24th-28th September 2018. The objective of this activity was that by the end, students introspect on how to become a better/peace loving citizens and inspire each other.

 

Indus kay Sitaraey

As a part of community service and sustainability program at DSU, students helped organize the first graduation ceremony of “Indus kay SItarey”, a hospital based school at the Indus Hospital, located within the premises of the campus. The objective of this program is to impart the education to the children going under the treatment for cancer and any other chronic disease with a prolonged treatment. The first batch of 18 students have completed elementary level education. The school has been established in collaboration with Shah Wilayat Public School (SWIPS). 10 students from the Management Sciences Department volunteered in this event on the 6th and 7th of September 2018.

Tree Plantation Training

On 3rd September, a group of students from DHA Suffa University went to Phase 8 to get training and brief orientation on planting trees in a deserted area. The brief training was conducted by a gardener from Horticulture Pakistan. The students learnt how to dig and sow the infant plant. Students were made a part of this activity to get brief training in learning the procedure of sowing a plant. This was conducted to prepare the volunteers for a tree plantation drive that would be held in DHA Suffa in the future.

DSU Community Academy

Students of the Management Sciences Department in collaboration with the CSR department initiated the DSU Community Academy in fall 2017. This literacy elevation initiative was a teaching program aimed at enhancing basic English and Mathematics skills of children from underprivileged areas of Karachi. Currently 20 children from the neighboring slum of Qayyumabad have been inducted into the DSU community academy program and have successfully completed 40 contact hours. The DSU community academy is run by student volunteers under the supervisor of DSU faculty volunteers and is fully funded by the university. This education initiative will continue as a regular activity at DSU.

Promote Health and Safety

Regular sessions to promote health and safety of DSU students, staff and faculty.

Volunteering Activities

Continuous fundraising, collection drives and volunteering activities to support a community service cause.

Environmental Sustainability

Internal efforts as well as events related to environmental sustainability and conservations with a variety of external organizations.

Indus Hospital Blood Center.

DSU has signed an MOU with Ihsan Trust, The Citizens Foundation and the Indus Hospital Blood Center.