Thu, Sep 09 2021 to Mon, Sep 20 2021
On September 20th, 2021, the LUMS Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education hosted its fourth session in its series of talks AlumniConnect. The session moderated by Dr. Razia Iram Sadik, Associate Professor at SOE, invited back three esteemed alumni Mehreen Husain, Fatima Umar and Humayun Ansari from the batch of 2021 to talk about their life post graduation.
The first panelist Mehreen Husain is currently working on school reform as a member on the Board of Governors of Nasir-e-Khusrow Model Academy in Gulikin, Gojal in Hunza. Her research centers on understanding the educational transition of youth in Gilgit-Baltistan and how this shapes their identities and aspirations.
Fatima Umar, the second panelist, is currently working as a Research and Program Associate at the Office of Academic Advising and Student Success at LUMS. Her role involves developing data driven projects to improve academic, non-academic, and professional wellbeing of different student populations across campus.
Humayun Ansari joined the Cedar School as one of the core members of its management team. He is the Learning and Development Manager, responsible for developing the school curriculum, and for devising teacher training programs for all the campuses.
Talking about the linkage between the MPhil Education Leadership and Management Programme and their career paths, the alumni elaborated on how the programme enhanced their capacity and aided them in improving their skill set which ultimately helped them in pursuing their desired career paths.
The session concluded with a comprehensive Q&A round. When asked about how the programme improved their ability to engage with the community to bring education reform, the alumni explained that the programme instilled in them the ability to be reflective, to be able to understand diversified opinions, and subsequently, to frame perspectives accordingly. While talking about their future goals, the alumni shared their aspiration to continue the process of learning and to be connected with the education sector in their respective capacities.