Tag: Reading

Declining book reading habits in our society

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OUR SOCIETY is like a human body. Just as a human body composes of organs and any organ being dysfunctional will cause the whole body to collapse; similarly, a society composes of organs some of them being home, socio-economic, religious institutions, justice, etc. and these organs failing can cause the rest of society to break up. It is also a fact that the society is composition of social uniformities and at the same time social dissimilarities. Compared with the eighteenth century, the…Read More

US starts mobile bus library to promote book reading

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A two-year mobile bus library programme has been launched in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) in order to promote reading habits among school children. The launching ceremony was held at a government secondary school by Donald Larry Sampler, Assistant to the Administrator of USAID and President International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband. The initiative is part of USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project and aims to bring age-appropriate reading materials to…Read More

Automated power metre reading project soon

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan is set to install the USAID-funded Automated Metre Reading (AMR), which would help the government-owned power distribution companies (DISCOs) reduce line losses and enhance revenues. Since the government has never been able to develop a proper system of this very basic electricity supply and distribution system, the USAID came to assist even this one.The installation of these metres will begin within the next two to three months, an official told this scribe saying it…Read More

Reading Companion for literacy boost

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Children at ten rural area schools of Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Karachi, operated by Developments in Literacy (DIL), have a new companion in school - the Reading Companion, which takes the shape of a friendly animated character that comes to life in the computer lab and helps children with their English reading skills.Reading Companion is IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) global literacy initiative recently introduced in Pakistan in partnership with Developments in Literacy (DIL), a renowned…Read More