Monday, August 28, 2017



قَالُوا سُبْحَانَكَ لَا عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلَّا مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ
القرآن الكريم

KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY INITIATIVE - Life Long Learning Centers for Developing Human Resources through free World Class Education at the Doorsteps

In the digital age world class education as well as skills are universally accessible as such depending on BRICK and MORTAR facilities of questionable standards will fail to prepare competitive HR for a global world. There is definite need for reorientation towards methods and facilities made accessible by technology. Readers can visit the following post to get a better idea of my advocacy:

This community based self-help project has been initiated to provide world class education/skills, from ECD to UNIVERSITY, as well as free medical cover to all populations in our region. I expect that many of you will participate in this endeavor through the LSO/VO/WO/Government sponsored schools and health units of various descriptions located close to your home.

"It is quite clear that both in India and Pakistan we have to find now a much more vigorous solution to the problems of education, and there are problems not only in access because the figures are very large indeed; it is also an issue of quality, and it probably is going to become an issue of curriculum. There is a national curriculum in all these situations and you have to teach the national curriculum, but there are additional needs in my view to educate the Jamat which need to be offered in our school system so that our children will be better equipped for the decades ahead. That is one priority issue we need to look at." 28TH NOVEMBER 2002.

MOOCS Are Transforming Education in India

Saying “MOOCs have taken India by storm” would be an understatement; anyone with an internet connection can now access free university classes from Harvard, Stanford, MIT to India’s own IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology) and ISB (Indian School of Business). Access to higher education in India will no longer be bound by arduous entrance exams, limits on student enrollment, or the availability of money and time. he number of internet users in India has reached 462 million (with a penetration rate of 35% of the total population), and it currently represents the second largest national group enrolled in MOOCs after the USA. In this context, the Government of India is striving hard to leverage the potential of the higher education sector to reach more students and to build a knowledge-based society through a more intensive and optimized use of technology.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has introduced the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) which aims to benefit all learners enrolled in higher education institutions. The Mission’s objectives are to promote e-content generation, increase connectivity of institutions and learners, and provide open educational resources, such as virtual laboratories and learning platforms, as well as online testing and certification. It aims to increase the online availability of teachers, and to improve training so as to empower teachers to use new learning methods.
Thanks to these advances in India specifically  IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology) and ISB (Indian School of Business), have made majority of these courses also available to every home in our region freely through the satellite receiver Breathing Life Into Outdated Curriculum - these can easily be recorded on a USB at one receiving station e.g. at the idea demonstration station at my home in Hunza and distributed to all desirous of acquiring compatible knowledge and skills in a global world.

1. Poverty alleviation.
2. Stabilization and strengthening of institutions.
3. Improvement in education from early childhood to tertiary education.
4. Improvement in infra-structure particularly water and energy.


“This endeavor was based on the ever increasing appreciation that the social change and the improvement in the quality of life of the various communities around the world is driven by capacities of civil society. Increasingly the role of the governments is expected to be an abler for the civil society to grow positively. Fortunately in many of the countries where the Jamat is living public and private sectors recognize the need and benefit to integrate the civil society and it is within that context since the last ten years the AKDN has expanded its activities.”
“An important facet of modern development thinking is that societies can best strengthen themselves by mobilizing their own dynamic forces rather than relying on external support and direction.”
"The AKDN because of multiplicity of its activities in economics, health, education, cultural activities and others is exceptionally well placed to enhance the development of civil society in many countries of the world. It is led by generous men and women who offer their competencies and their time, many without any compensation so as to contribute to the improvement of quality of life in their societies. These initiatives draw support from our as well as other communities and institutions and their outcomes are measured against best practices. Both measuring device and optimization of performance are key contributors to positive outcomes, thus I wish to thank them today all those who have contributed and are contributing to our actions in various parts of the world through various entities and to say how much I admire and am grateful for their work."

Multifaceted Proposal towards “Knowledge Society”:

Many of the VO/WOs in our region have savings running into a few million each. Rs. 50,000/00 safe investment in a project doable in seven days can be accomplished to provide electricity for 3 to 4 hours each day and a single distant learning/telemedicine station (DATA DRIVEN HEALTH CARE) to a cluster of ten households. Idea demonstration project running in Khurukushal Khan WO under BRSO since 2013. This can be replicated in each of WO/VO without waiting for external inputs.

Welcome development, Chinese establish three state of the art lifelong learning centers and open universities in Hunza towards development of HR in the global world. Propose the LSOs in the area must motivate populations to avail these facilities, also name these centers in the context of dedicated individuals of their respective regions. In Altit, I propose the center be named GHULAMUDDIN LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER AND OPEN UNIVERSITY.

Free high speed INTERNET in Hunza, part of Cross Border Optical Fiber Cable Project:
The infrastructure has been provided by the Chinese and also tested. Will be available to populations only when GOP (SCO) issues NOC. We request GOP to facilitate establishment of KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY in the region by issuing the NOC.

I am willing to train all TKN volunteers towards effective utilization of these facilities as these are steps towards attainment of three of the four D. J. Goals.

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