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In pursuance of its Madrassahs’ Development Program, IPS conducted a 10-day workshop on “Religious Educational Institutions (REIs): Personal and Institutional Development” from April 17 to 26.
There were 24 teachers and administrators from as many madrassas who attended the workshop. They represented all the Wifaqs (boards) as well as provinces of Pakistan.
The participants showed keen interest in learning modern educational tools. In their feedback, they appreciated IPS for conducting such a workshop that gave them an opportunity of learning and intermingling with the scholars of different schools of thoughts.
The concluding session of the workshop was graced by Chairman Prof. Khurshid Ahmad. He stressed that there should be no compromise on our core religious values but there was a need to work out the weaknesses in REIs and to develop them on academic grounds.
The Institute will also conduct a total of twenty 2-day workshops in one year in different madrassas of the country. The first event of these workshops was held in Jamia Usmania, Peshawar, on June 29-30 where 33 teachers and Ulemas of the same institution were given training.
IPS started REIs’ capacity building in 2004 with the objectives to promote contact and exchange of views and dialogue between the scholars of different schools of thoughts; to introduce modern research in REIs and to give them awareness of the emerging global developments and modern scientific tools; to enhance their capacity at personal and institutional level; and to prepare master trainers from REIs so that they could further extend these trainings.
So far, IPS has conducted six 10-day, five one day, and one 2-day training workshops in collaboration with Da’awa Academy of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). In these workshops, 328 teachers and administrators from 173 different REIs have taken part.