A delegation from Secours Islamique France (SIF) led by Dr. Altaf Abro (Head of Mission SIF), visited Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad on Friday, 26th May, 2023 at 09:00 AM. The meeting team from CUST included the following members.
- Dr. Sahar Fazal
- Dean FHLS
- Dr. M. Kamran Naqi Khan
- Director ORIC
- Dr. Amir Qayyum
- Director ELIC
- Dr. Sabahat Haqqani
- HoD Psychology
- Mr. Jahanzeb Sarwar
- Manager (I&C), ORIC
- Mr. M. Raheel Anjum
- Manager (RM), ORIC
Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) of international solidarity with a social and humanitarian vocation acting in the fields of humanitarian assistance and development aid, in France and around the world.
The meeting started with the brief introduction of CUST and its faculty team about their educational profiles and research expertise presented by Director ELIC, Prof. Amir Qayyum. This was followed by the corresponding introduction by Dr. Altaf Abro about SIF. He apprised CUST team about SIF major working domains like Water, Hygiene and Sanitation; Education and Child Protection, Orphan Sponsorship; Shelter and Rehabilitation; Food
Security; Sustainable Reintegration; Advocacy actions with Decision-makers/Institutions etc.
After the brief introduction, the forum was opened for formal discussion. A number of key points/potential working areas were conversed in detail like:
- Students Sponsorships/Internships
- Psychology Students Placements
- Human Resource Development
- MS/PhD Projects
Both parties took keen interest to collaborate in the areas of mutual interest as highlighted above. The SIF Officials invited CUST faculty members and ORIC Team to visit SIF and present their research expertise, success stories and areas of mutual interest to explore collaboration prospects. The session lasted till 10:00 AM. The guests in the end were acknowledged for their valuable time and interactive session.