Exchange Alumni Give Back to Pakistan

Posted by Mark Stroh
October 10, 2011
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On Friday, October 7, 2011, alumni of U.S. exchange programs opened a three-day conference focusing on how they can "Give Back to Pakistan." Approximately 200 alumni of U.S. Humphrey and Fulbright Exchange programs gathered for the eighth consecutive year to discuss their role in promoting the socio-economic development of Pakistan across a range of issues including child welfare, women's empowerment, sustainable development, health reforms, and regional stability.

Thomas Miller, the Minister Counselor for Public Affairs of the U.S. Embassy Islamabad and himself a former Fulbright Scholar in Pakistan, testified to the value of educational and cultural exchange programs. "These alumni, by tackling tough social and development issues and working for the betterment of Pakistan, are making invaluable contributions to Pakistan," said Mr. Miller. "As a Fulbright alumni myself, I could not be prouder than to hear of their accomplishments and their continued commitment to giving back to Pakistan."

Pakistan boasts the largest Fulbright program in the world. The Fulbright and Humphrey Programs are educational and cultural exchange programs funded and administered by the U.S. Department of State. More than 4,000 Pakistanis have participated in the Fulbright program since it began in Pakistan in 1950.



United States
October 12, 2011

Imsr in the U.S.A. writes:

Nice post.

Ali M.
October 23, 2011

Ali M. in Pakistan writes:

As the staunch supporter of women empowerment in middle class or working class, because womens of elite class needs nothing such a empowerment they had already enjoying alot in this sector,so I would like to convey my immediate thought that it is more better to explore more possibilities for womens of first two classes stated above through any available means / sources this will definatley change the socio-economic situation in pakistan and taping the peak sources of corruption at once because in current cultural attitudes womens have even not a right to cast their votes at their own desires and the males figures of the families recieve monetory benefits from the political parties for casting per vote. This is the dilema of current political environment.



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