Superior University is always focusing its efforts on ways to improve the quality of life of its young students and faculty members in order to effect good social change.
Following a similar line of thought, the Chaudhary Muhammad Akram Center for Entrepreneurship and Development (CMACED) held the Superior Maker Festival on February 14, 2021, as it does every year, as part of its Entrepreneurship Teaching and Training Program (ETTP) to instil the true spirit of “Can Do It.”
Maker Festival is a meeting of makers and innovators from all around the world. It’s a salute to the maker movement and the DIY mentality. Every year, a community of makers gathers to bring a diverse range of raw, unique, and unorthodox ideas to life in order to solve real-world issues.
As a way of life, sustainability
The focus for this year was “Sustainability,” and many competitions were organised under the theme “Protect the Climate Change.” The festival honoured the woman who spearheaded this endeavour.
Dr. Sumaira Rehman, Director CMACED & Rector Superior University, encouraged the students to constantly create and innovate as she said, “If you don’t have great aspirations and objectives, you’ll end up working for someone who does.”
“There is a compelling need to promote our students’ unique ideas and we must emphasise the value of entrepreneurship in our young,” said Muneeb Ahmed, Director Superior Foundation for Research and Development (SFRD) and Deputy Director of CMACED.
As the event’s Chief Guest, Ali Salman, Chairperson and CEO of TEVTA, spoke on the significance of sustainability and entrepreneurship for the next generation.
Parveen Sarwar was also in attendance as the Chief Guest. She emphasised the need for creativity in the present environment when speaking to the pupils.
Najam Mazari, CEO of Chiltan Pure, Mudassir Iqbal, CEO of The Hash.io, Feroz Tahir, CEO of E-Creator, Saqib Azhar, CEO of Enablers, and Faisal Azhar, COO of Enablers were among the attendees. Global speakers from the United States and other nations were also in attendance.
Protect the Climate Challenge, Tech-fest, Art of Recycling, Road Safety Awareness, and Photography Competition were among the many stimulating and captivating events that took place throughout the event. Prizes were given to the top pupils.
Chiltan Pure, Enablers, E-creators, PNY, The Hash.io, Free Fire, Dawaa Asaan, Dawn, and Jazz collaborated on the event.
Sustainability ensures that everyone has a future
Pakistan is one of the few nations that has achieved “on track” status in terms of achieving SDG 13 on Climate Change. The accomplishment of this designation is primarily due to the government’s implementation of a number of policies and activities aimed at improving the environment and managing climate change.
Despite these efforts and accomplishments, Pakistan remains particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Pakistan is rated fifth on the list of nations most susceptible to climate change, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2021.
The human effects of such disasters, such as the heat waves in Peshawar and Karachi, or the devastating pollution in Lahore, are wreaking havoc on people’s health and the environment. Responsibility for the environment and its resources.
That is why we must infuse sustainability into every part of our lives and come up with fresh and innovative solutions to make Pakistan a more sustainable country.
Our current decisions and behaviors have far-reaching long-term consequences for future generations. Sustainability guarantees that we make ethical decisions that ensure everyone has a secure and livable future. Future generations will be deprived if we exhaust the Earth’s resources.
We all have a moral commitment to each other, future generations, and other species to keep the world alive, regardless of who we are, where we live, or what we do.
These kinds of events have an influence on our young and teach them important life skills that will aid them in navigating their uncertain future. CMACED, the innovation centre, plans to continue hosting events like these to encourage young people to think about sustainability.