Technology through the eyes of the youth -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Technology through the eyes of the youth

KARACHI: The grand finale of a thematic art competition organized by Intel Pakistan was held at the Bahria Auditorium on Tuesday.

The contest involved art- work that captured the vision of young people on ‘How computers will transform the world over the next 40 years’. Naib City Nazim Nasreen Jalil was the chief guest on the occasion and a panel comprising of Marjorie Hussain, Mohsin Jaffri and Tapu Javeri judged the entries.

The competition included a creative visual creation accompanied by a six-word summation of what computers will empower us to do in the next 40 years.
Entries poured in from over a 100 schools around Karachi, with more than 300 young people, competing in Category 1 that comprised of grades one to three, Category 2 that comprised of grades four to seven and Category 3 that comprised of grades eight to 10.
The project was interesting to the youth, as it highlighted their creativity and passion for technology.

Speaking on the occasion, Jalil said that Intel is playing a vital role in promoting IT education in Pakistan and it recognizes the increasing inclination of today’s youth towards technology, while also giving them a medium to express it.

She further added that this competition is an example of what Intel is doing for the youth of Pakistan and in endorsing technology.

Through this art competition, the young contestants, from different schools of Karachi, expressed how they expect computers will continue to change the world in positive ways for the next 40 years and beyond.

“The Intel Art Competition provided a platform to the youth to think outside the box,” said Intel Pakistan Corporation Marketing Programmes Manager Asma Aziz.
“We are aiming to furnish more opportunities to young people in schools so that they learn about technology and improve their problem-solving skills, and hope to secure the next generation of innovators, leaders and role models,” Asma added.

Three highly competent winners were unanimously selected from each category.
All contestants were also given a certificate of participation in honour of their creative genius. Art teachers were engaged to oversee the creative process and provide guidance to the students.

Common themes represented in the competition included they trend towards smaller, more mobile computing, green technology that improves our environment, more responsive technology in health care and education and virtual travel.

Source: The Nation

Date:1/28/2009