Celebrating Teachers’ Day

Today is the day to express your gratitude to your teachers. Teacher is a giving soul…

Recognize how your teacher has helped you to be successful and prominent in your life! So many exciting ways to share your affection and respect for your teachers. You choose what you feel comfortable with.

  •   Visit your teacher and present an appreciation note or a thank you card or a gift…
  •   Call your teacher or send an sms to show your gratitude…
  •   Beautify your classroom or teachers’ common room with flowers and messages…
  •   Organize a peaceful walk at your institution to ‘Take a Stand for Teachers’…
  •   Organize a Salam Teachers’ Day party on campus for your teachers…
  • Join USAID in Celebrating Salam Teachers' Day
      Radio
    October 4, 2012 (1030-1200hrs)
    FM 101 – Hum, App or Behtar Zindagi: This is a USAID sponsored program which is aired by the Radio Pakistan’s FM 101 channel. The program targets urban and rural population and is aired in Urdu language. On October 4th, Chief of Party-USAID Teacher Education Project and Education Advisor-USAID/Pakistan will appear in the show to discuss USAID’s investment to support quality teachers in the country. During the show, the program will also accept live calls from people.
    October 5, 2012 (0730-0800hrs)
    FM 89 – Breakfast with Khalid: This program is very popular among young people in large cities. The program is primarily aired in English language and aired between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Director Education-USAID/Pakistan will appear in the program on October 5, and discuss USAID’s investment to support the preparation of quality teachers in Pakistan. In addition, the program participants will be responding to live calls.
    October 5, 2012
    Radio Commercial: The project has developed a radio commercial which will be broadcasted nationwide on October 5 (FM 89, FM 100, FM 103, FM 107, FM 95). The commercial focuses on the role of teachers for a better future. Teasers for radio spots would be aired from October 4-5, 2012 on PBC.
     Television
    October 5, 2012 (1300-1400hrs)
    Town Hall Discussion: Pakistan Television (PTV) in collaboration with USAID Teacher Education Project will telecast a town hall discussion on Teachers' Day, October 5th at 1:00 p.m. The discussion will open up topics of debate within a community and allows members of the public to voice their opinions and thoughts about teachers and teaching in Pakistan. The town hall discussion will be highly interactive and will promote a healthy debate to encourage young people in Pakistan to approach teaching as something which will transform the future. The panel will comprise of celebrities/media personalities from Pakistan. The list includes:

  •   Mr. Asghar Nadeem Syed – Playwright/Dramatist/Teacher
  •   Dr. Arfa Syeda – Educationist/Former Chairperson National Commission on the Status of Women Justice (Retd.)
  •   Ms. Nasira Javed Iqbal – Retired Judge of Lahore High Court/Advocate
  •   Ms. Samina Qadir --VC FJWU
  •   Ms. Rana Syed, former PTV anchor and social activist
  •   Ms. Mehtab Rashdi, Educationalist
  • The participants/audience include:
  •   ADE/B.Ed. (Hons) students and faculty from select universities/colleges.
  •   Many ADE/B.Ed. students are recipients of merit-based USAID scholarships.
  •   Teachers from Teach for Pakistan
  •   Student teachers from Teachers Resource Centre
  •   Student teachers from the Beaconhouse School System/University
  • October 5, 2012 (0900-1000hrs)
    ATV Morning Talk Show- Morning With Fara: ATV in collaboration with USAID Teacher Education Project will telecast a talk show on Teachers' Day, October 5th at 9:00 a.m. Director Education-USAID/Pakistan and Vice-Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University will appear in the interactive live program. The anchor will start the show by introducing the participants and highlighting the importance of teachers and subsequently the achievements of USAID Teacher Education Project. The show will also take live calls during the program.
    October 5, 2012
    TV Commercial: The project has developed a TV commercial (watch the commercial) which will be broadcasted nationwide on October 5 (GEO, Express, PTV, Hum, KTN, Sind TV). The commercial focuses on the role of teachers for a better future.