We are piloting projects in slum villages in Karachi starting from MAZIN ACADEMY, which has became an educational institution highly regarded for its academic rigor and its integrated approach to the moral and intellectual development of its students in neighborhood villages.
Drawing inspiration on principles such as the harmony of science and religion, the oneness of humankind, and the independent investigation of truth, the school takes innovative approaches in refining and offering its curriculum in a manner that builds on sound educational approaches.
For students in grades six to eight, for example, the school uses a moral empowerment program, offered by the local community. The program engages young people in the study of educational texts to learn to identify local needs and engage in service projects and activities to improve the social and material reality of their communities. The program also helps young people to understand the application of moral principles, such as kindness toward others, service to one’s community, honesty and generosity, and unity and harmony among one’s family, friends, and neighbors. The emphasis on moral principles aims to inspire youth to be dedicated to the progress of their society.
In order to learn about the strengthening of village life and to build the capacity of rural populations, we are conducting a number of community-based projects in various parts of this village. These have included initiatives in the areas of environmental protection, sanitation, health, child education, the advancement of women, and small-scale income generation, as well as activities designed to reinforce the positive aspects of the culture.