VISUAL STORYTELLING AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION BY SHEHRI PAKISTAN

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Center for Governance & Public Management (CGPM) at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), LUMS, held its third Governance Lecture Series in this academic year, titled "Visual Storytelling and Citizenship Education” by Shehri Pakistan on the 26th of January 2018. The speaker for this talk was Mr. Arafat Mazhar, Director and Founder of Shehri Pakistan.

Shehri Pakistan offers accessible civic education in Urdu, which not only covers the principles and structures of government but also provides citizens with knowledge of how they can interact with the government and its institutions as well as outlines their responsibilities to the state and fellow citizens. Shehri has produced animations in Urdu covering various fundamental rights, the separation of powers, legal literacy and local government with plans to dub them into regional languages as well. Other Shehri products include posters, quizzes, Shehri Aaj, Shehri Muqalma, Shehri Mashwara, Shehri Helpdesk and Shehri Lughat.

Professor Dr. Azfar Nisar, Director of CGPM, along with students across the different schools at LUMS attended the talk. Mr. Arafat Mazhar and his team conducted the session in which they highlighted the vision and philosophy behind Shehri Pakistan and elaborated upon the multi-faceted process behind producing engaging and educational videos on civic and legal rights. Through edu-tainment, Shehri underscores multiple indigenous issues such as the importance of water and right to clean water, legal rights of citizens and the role of law to protect citizens, etc.

You can visit Shehri Pakistan’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/shehripakistan/ and learn more about the work they do.