Every year, final year candidates are mandated by NUST to
enroll into CSL (community services learning class) project and this criterion
has been followed every year. The classes are organized to give the students
insight into the community services.
Hence on this basis, NCSC planned to organize a session.
A Small interactive session took place in which a renowned
speaker, Dr. Patricia Omidian. Dr. Patricia is a humanitarian and activist on
international level. She has done immense amount of work in Pakistan and was
there to provide guidance regarding community services. The main audience were
the final year students of NBS s3h as well as SNS, who were there to discuss
their community service project.
Moreover, she shared many of her stories including her visit
to KPK. During her stay, she sensed the depression to be higher among the women
of KPK than the Afghan refugees, mentioning the fact that she has done her PhD
on afghan refugees. According to her observation, the reasons that she
concluded for the depression and anxiety among these women were: lack of
security, lack of support, dependence and
no organizations (either international or national) taking in charge of
their welfare. Thereafter, she shared her experiences in Pakistan, where she
had to combat with several clashing ideas, beliefs and opinion of people as
well as lifestyle.
At the end of the session points, tips and advices were
heeded to the candidates regarding their projects.