Second Exposure Visit of UNHCR School No. 15, Refugee Village, Saranan to BUITEMS

The International Center for Refugee and Migration Studies (ICRMS) organized the second exposure visit for UNHCR School No. 15, located in Refugee Village, Saranan, to BUITEMS on April 30th, 2024. The session commenced with a recitation of holy verses from the Quran and opening remarks by Ms. Nafisa, Program and Research Assistant at ICRMS. She inspired the students by outlining the aims and objectives of the exposure visit and the career counseling program tailored for refugee students in grades 9 through 12. She emphasized the significance of this visit in helping students identify their career paths, select suitable subjects and departments, and explore higher education opportunities, particularly at BUITEMS and other universities in Balochistan.

Following the opening remarks, video presentations of BUITEMS were screened for the students. Mr. Salar khan, Deputy Director of Admissions at BUITEMS, delivered a comprehensive presentation on the university’s admission policies, procedures, and available financial aid and scholarship opportunities for Afghan refugees and nationals. Subsequently, an ICRMS video presentation was shown, and Ms. Nafisa provided an in-depth overview of ICRMS’s work since 2017, highlighting available opportunities for students and potential career pathways. This was followed by a question-and-answer session, during which the refugee students’ experiences at BUITEMS and higher education in Pakistan were shared, discussing their enrollment process, utilization of scholarship opportunities, and their ongoing community development project in Quetta. At the end of the session, Ms. Hifsa Ghafoor, Project Manager ICRMS presented a shield to the school principal. The session was also attended by two representatives from SCSPEB.

Afterwards, the students were taken on an exposure visit to BUITEMS university, where they had the opportunity to explore various facilities including labs, libraries, gym, and academic departments. The visit concluded with the distribution of certificates among the students, followed by refreshments to mark the end of the exposure visit.

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