MadLab Pakistan Science Club Needs YOUR Help

Pakistan Science Club Needs YOUR Help

Posted by Team MadLab, 4 days ago

Pakistan Science Club, a community-led not-for-profit organisation, needs your help to reach more young people and make them aware of the importance of science and technology. 

Last year, MadLab travelled to Karachi as part of a British Council exchange programme. We’ve been working with Numaish Karachi and Habib University – (more on that collaboration coming soon!) but whilst there, we met loads of brilliant organisations such as P@SHA led by the formidable Jehan Ara, T2F led by Seema Malik and founded by Sabeen Mahmud, and Pakistan Science Club.

The Pakistan Science Club is a community-led not-for-profit organisation that: ‘promote[s] scientific research culture in society through interactive and innovative hands-on science activities projects, experiments and science fairs.’ PSC provides free STEM training to boys and girls. Since opening their doors in 2008, they’ve built a humanoid robot, a biogas plant, wind turbines, travel wind mobile chargers, hovercrafts, solar cookers, bio-sand filters (water purifiers) and a recycled plastic bottle solar water heater. They’ve also competed in International Science Fairs, and have taken home a raft of medals!

Why do they do it? In their own words:

‘The current situation in the Pakistan is that fewer and fewer people are being trained in technical/scientific backgrounds – whilst scientific education in rest of the world (like Europe, North America and Asia) are on the rise. The amount of science being taught at the educational level across the country is dropping dangerously. Science in this country is clearly taking a backseat to the other occupations such as business, sports, and other disciplines. To root out these problems and to work on a progressive level, PAKISTAN SCIENCE CLUB (PSC) has embarked on a mission to make people aware of the importance of science and technology, its benefits and the nation’s urgent need for her technical manpower.’

PSC want to reach more young people, and this is where you come in.

How you can help

PSC would like 10 Lego Mindstorm Robotic Kits to help continue their work in bringing Science and Technology to underprivileged areas.

Due to the security situation in Pakistan, PSC are unable to accept financial contributions directly, so if you would like to contribute, please contact office@madlab.org.uk with the amount you would like to donate and we will arrange for a payment to be made. We will then purchase these kits and ship them to PSC. Our next trip to Karachi is in just under a week, so we could take kits out direct if donors are quick!

If you have any questions, PSC have said they’d love to chat to you. You can contact Habab Idrees by emailing him at habab@paksc.org. Habab grew up with PSC, and its changed his life! We will be featuring his story here soon.

You can also find PSC on Facebook and Twitter. And finally, here’s their brilliant YouTube.