STAFF REPORT ISB: The Education USA centres at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has celebrated the 15th International Education Week (IEW) with style by arranging an event “USEFPs Got Talent”.

Purpose of the event was to provide Pakistani youth with a platform to showcase their talent. The talent shows were held at Forman Christian College in Lahore, the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, and Bahria University in Islamabad. Local high school and college students performed for panels of celebrity judges. Winners received IPads or Kindles.

The last years most popular events IEW Sports Day and IEW Painting Competition were once again held in Islamabad and Lahore respectively. Over 400 students from 12 schools competed in football, basketball and volleyball. Over 60 deaf students participated in the painting competition held at the Deaf Reach School in Karachi. Prizes were given to the best art work. The week also featured webinars and networking sessions for school counselors, high achievers and parents.

“Students dont have enough opportunities to show their talents. USEFP has been working in Pakistan for 64 years now, helping students get admission to colleges and universities in the US,” said USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar in his remarks on the occasion.

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