Academy for Democracy

    Outreach Program

    Laajverd Visiting School  is an initiative to engage bachelor students and mid career professionals in rigorous field research. This encourages them to critically analyze the culture, environment and people of that area. This helps them reflect upon their own position in an increasingly urbanized and globalized world while understanding the challenges faced by local cultures and traditions. For the locals, we try to make them aware of their environment and also do on-site impromptu workshops in areas where we can assist them. The LVS believes in a two-way learning model where the locals and visiting participants are engaged in a healthy dialogue of learning, understanding and sharing knowledge for a better future. Following are some activities done under the LVS outreach program

    – Design Workshop for local girls

    – Local Tourguides

    – Cleanliness Drive

    – Museum Uplifting in Janawai  


    Local Tour Guides training

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    Since tourism is new to this area compared to other tourist spots in Pakistan, the LVS core team (Zahra Hussain & Abdullah Aslam) also proposed to give locals a sense of Tour Guiding. Three young men signed up for this activity, who were given basic theater training for clarity of speech, hand movements and facial expressions by participants (Danial Khyzer & Ayesha Kamal) of LVS who had prior training in theater at the NCA. They were also advised on developing an interesting route and to incorporate accurate knowledge about, herbs, trees and local folklores for the tourists. The LVS team will follow up on this activity within 6 weeks time to finalize tours for these three men.