Hum Paasbanein Pakistan

IB MYP Personal Project Daniya Jawwad TNS Beaconhouse 10 MYP

Events

Investigating

September 16, 2016 - October 2, 2016

First I will identify my product/outcome, my goal, global context, identify prior learning and create a criteria for my outcome.

Following that, I will look at the different heritage sites within Pakistan and most preferably in Lahore as that would be convenient for everybody. I will make use of the internet to find out about local sites and ask my grandmother, Zareen Suleman who happens to be both a classical dancer and an events organiser, and is therefore quite familiar with the many sites present in Lahore. She once arranged a dinner for a Chinese official and the governor of Punjab at Lahore Fort and has a vast knowledge regarding Mughal lifestyle. I will also go in person to sites, such as Lahore Fort, to gain a first hand experience of how much heritage sites in Pakistan have deteriorated.

Planning

October 2, 2016 - December 16, 2016

During this time period, I will be meeting organisations who play a part in conserving heritage sites or control a certain area in which a heritage site falls in. I have not named any organisation as of yet as I do not know of any and will have to look into it. I will ask permission from the organisation to carry out a clean up drive within the heritage site and once I have done so, I will seek a sponsor to fund my clean up drive. To do the above, I will enlist the help of my project supervisor, Mr Aurangzeb Akbar, and see what he has to say regarding sponsorships.

It will take much time to seek organisations and sponsors, receive permission and plan out the entire project while simultaneously completing my school work thus I have kept 3 months in mind.

Taking Action

December 17, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Within these 2 days, I hope to raise awareness regarding the deterioration of heritage sites in Pakistan by: cleaning up a site (by picking up garbage as I lack expertise to carry out conservation activities), planting dustbins and signs. I will do this along with 20-25 student volunteers who I hope will be enlightened as well and will play a more active role in protecting their heritage in the future.

Taking Action (modified)

December 17, 2016 - December 19, 2016

The first two days will be spent cleaning and the third day will be a storytelling session.

Taking Action (final)

December 17, 2016

Only one day will be spent cleaning followed by no storytelling session.

Reflecting

December 19, 2016 - February 1, 2017

In these three months, I hope to look further into the history of the heritage site I cleaned up and the damage that has been inflicted till date to the heritage sites of Lahore. I will make use of the internet as well as an online library, Questia, to find more information.

I will begin to write my final report and select 10-12 process journal extracts as well as my literature review, criteria etc. I will make my presentation for the final project presentation and think about what I want to display on the day of the exhibition.

Project Exhibition

February 14, 2017