A team from LUMS wins P2P competition at U.S. Department of State

Pakistan is a country where talent is omnipresent. Despite the gloomy image which Pakistan holds, there are uncountable reasons to love this land. The best treasure chest that Allah has bestowed Pakistan with is the extremely talented youngsters over here. The most recent example is the team from LUMS who won the first prize in final presentation of “P2P: Challenging Extremism” competition held at U.S. Department of State.

This competition invited diversified university students from around the globe to develop campaigns and social media schemes against ferocious extremism that are worth implementing, reliable having some realistic approach and acceptable by their peers and that are cogent within their communities. This year a group from Pakistan, Switzerland, and the United States demonstrated their final projects at the U.S. Department of State. Pakistan’s project “Fate: From apathy to empathy” took first place and won $5,000 to swell their campaign within their local community.

A teacher from LUMS Taimur Rahman expressed his words overtly through social media by saying:

We won first prize. The presentation went like clockwork, the entire hall gave us a standing ovation, and their applause and praise would not end. The judges remarked that media studies students should learn from the LUMS team how to make a confident and energetic presentation.

Proud of my students Abeera, Samey, Basil, Mishal and Usman.

This is not the only achievement this year. Formerly, a group of students from Karachi Grammar School won the best international delegation award, while The Lyceum secured the best small delegation award at the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN), 2016 held in Boston, United States.

We can surely see the prognosticating talent emerging from our country on its way. One day the whole world will eulogize this country.