Today’s education system has become obsolete making it difficult
for the students to cope up with the current fast paced world.
Moreover, classrooms today, still encourage rote learning and
multiple testing, adding unnecessary pressure on children and
killing creativity. Uraan, which translates "flight", is an AKU
medical students’ led project, under Quadragon, that aims to
provide education innovatively to children at pre-existing
educational institutes at Karachi sparking their imagination,
promoting curiosity and building confidence by engaging students
in activity and game-based learning. Uraan is a workshop-based
project and these workshops take place every alternate month.
These workshops are led by volunteers which currently consist of a
group of dedicated medical students who dedicate their time and
effort in conducting different workshop. The main purpose of these
workshops is not only to improve the English language skills but
also to increase their exposure to facilities that can positively
impact their academic performance and their personal growth. This
allows these children to take with them not only practical skills,
but also values that can influence their lives. We are currently
conducting all our at Jawad Public School and we hope that we are
able to influence lives and that Uraan model is replicated in
several other underprivileged schools for their improvements .