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Objectives

As the name suggests, this committee has two different objectives:

New Membership Enrolment

To ensure that new members possessing good professional background & decision making role in their respective organizations are admitted to the Professionals Wing. This committee has to ensure that such member should add value to the Professionals Wing.

Pre-requisites of Membership

  • The Proposed Member should have the following qualifications:
  • Be a Pakistani Citizen (in special cases of Pakistani Origin)
  • Have a Professional Qualification
  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Hold (preferably) a decision-making position in his/her respective organization
  • Be proposed by an existing member

The selection criteria of new members is as follows:

Proposal is scrutinized & approved by the working committee & then it is forwarded to the Executive Committee for approval.

After approval by the EC, an invitation is sent to the approved member (with a copy to the proposing member for follow-up). This letter contains a brief introduction of the Wing and its membership rules.

Upon payment of the annual membership fees (AED 1500/- per annum or on pro-rata basis, if he joins during the year), he / she is issued a welcome package and is enrolled as a new member. The new members name is added in the member’s list, which is circulated to all the members on a quarterly basis.

The Membership Committee & Executive Committee has the right to reject any application in the best interest of the Professionals Wing, without assigning any reason.

Special Task

The second objective of this committee is to take up special tasks during its one-year tenure i.e. from October to September. The scope of such special tasks could be wide, varied, and of different nature. It could be to meet an existing need of the Professionals Wing or to address & propose solutions to community problems or to forwarding to the Government in Pakistan, proposals from the available expertise, for addressing economic, social, educational, welfare and other important issues affecting the country.

Like other Committees of the Professionals Wing, Committee No. 2 consists of some of the members of Professionals Wing who have volunteered to work towards achieving the following aim and objectives.

Aim

One of the aims of the Wing is to increase the employment opportunities for Pakistanis in the UAE.

Objectives

In order to achieve the above stated aim following broad objective have been set out for the Committee No. 2:

  • To assist Pakistanis to get jobs in the UAE

It may be noted that the Professionals Wing does not work as either a recruiting company or a marketing research / information center. The Professionals Wing’s role is that of assistance and a facilitator.

This committee is responsible for organizing all the symposia and social events of the Professionals Wing.

Aim & Objectives

  • To promote and enhance social, professional and intellectual activities for the members of the Wing and other Pakistanis residing in the UAE, by holding symposia, workshops and seminars.
  • To improve the image of Pakistan amongst other nationalities particularly the nationals of the UAE.

The committee is responsible for formulating an events calendar for the year, which, besides the regular and permanent ones (yearly General Body Meeting, Mid-term General Body Meeting, Eid Milan Party and an annual picnic), also include, other events which are initiated by the Executive committee or proposed by other members. All events are budgeted and approved by the Executive committee.

The committee is also responsible for overseeing the organizing of “Sunday Meetings” which are informal meetings of members and invited speakers. These are held as and when a topic of current interest is to be discussed.

This Committee works to achieve following objectives:

Promote Educational Activities

Educational Fund 
In order to promote educational activities the Committee maintains an Educational Fund (collected principally from members), which is used to provide financial assistance to needy students.

Recognizing talent and performance 
In order to encourage and recognize talent and performance of the students in the community, the committee compiles the results of the students appearing in Pakistani Board examination and awards Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals to the top three students in both boys and girls category.

Essay Competition

An essay competition is organized by the Committee every year so as to promote healthy competition and encourage Pakistani youth living in UAE.

Talks

The Committee also organizes talks on various topics to keep the Wing’s members updated with the latest developments

Provide Legal Support and Advise

The membership of the Wing includes a number of professionals from the legal fraternity. These members provide legal support and advise to the community as and when needed.

Promote Social Welfare Activities

This Committee takes part in the welfare activities in the community. On an individual level it provides assistance to those in need especially emergency medical by referring to the medical professionals in the Professionals Wing or raising money for special treatments as one-off events. On community level it assist welfare projects or collection for victims of natural calamities in Pakistan.

 

Pakistan Association strives to improve standard of schools (Khaleej Times Online (Staff Reporter)

24 May 2011
DUBAI — The Pakistan Professionals Wing (PPW) of Pakistan Association Dubai has started a series of free workshops to improve the standard of education in Pakistani schools in the UAE.

The third workshop titled, “Use of Technology to Improve the Teaching Skills”, was held on May 21 aimed at helping teachers on how to use the internet and to improve their teaching skills.

The day-long workshop was conducted by Amir Anzur, a webpreneur working in the internet economy since 1999, and attended by some 50 principals and teachers of Pakistani schools in the UAE.

The two previous workshops dealt with the SWOT analysis of Pakistani schools, and with developing a dynamic leadership structure in the schools.

Irfan W Malik, leader of the PPW Education Committee, said that the committee conducted a comprehensive open discussion among principals and teachers from different schools, quality assurance advisers, educationists, social development experts and senior executives of PPW on Knowledge and Human Development Authority’s (KHDA) inspection report on the performance of Pakistani schools.

He said that the discussion was focused on the problems and issues raised in the KHDA report, possible solutions to improve on the shortcomings and strategies for meeting the objective to attain “acceptable” level.

Munir Mahmood, chairman of PPW, stressed the need for self-evaluation in the school system. He noted that many Pakistani schools in the UAE are not fully aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. Some school staff are not sufficiently knowledgeable about best practices either locally or internationally, he pointed out.

He also assured that PPW will help and facilitate schools in the process of self-evaluation and continuous improvement within each section as recommended by the KHDA.

Each school’s principal was asked to explain and share their school’s real time shortcomings and strategies to overcome them.

Financial Assistance Program for Pakistani Students in the UAE 

Mission:

To allow needy and deserving Pakistani school children in the UAE who have reached class 8 to complete their high school

Objectives:

  • One of our PPW member has committed Dhs 500,000. This will be utilized over a 5 year period to support a student financial assistance program
  • The program will start in the Aug/Sep 2007-2008 Academic year
  • The program to be administered by the Education Committee of the PPW
  • It should only be made available to needy and deserving Pakistani students

Criteria:

  • Merit – Last 3 years student records will be reviewed. The student will be required to maintain a minimum grade to continue receiving financial assistance. A review of results will be conducted at the end of each term and any student falling below the minimum grade for two consecutive terms will be taken off the program
  • Need – The Education Committee will assess the Financial condition of the student’s parents. The parents will need to fill a standard Application Form for Financial Assistance. Their Financial need will be reviewed on an annual basis.
  • Assistance – The maximum financial assistance will be upto Dh 500 per month per student

Process:

  • PPW will inform Principals of all Pakistani Schools about the program by 20 th May. An awareness session will be held on the 28 th of May, 2007.
  • Principals will be required to inform all parents about the program (Circular needs to be sent, sample can be provided)
  • Details of the program will also be available on PPW website – www.ppw.ae
  • The parents requesting Financial Assistance will be required to submit the Application Form with all supporting documents directly to PPW office by the 30 th of June 2007
  • The Education Committee will evaluate all completed applications. A Financial need assessment will be made for all applications.
  • The Committee will inform all successful and unsuccessful applicants and their respective schools by 30 th August 2007.
  • The successful applicant will sign an agreement to provide school records and any financial information requested by the Education Committee on a regular basis.
  • For the successful applicants, PPW will pay the fees directly to the school upon receipt of invoice for the respective term

Documents Required

  • From all earning members of the family
    • Latest salary certificate / slips
    • Bank statement of all accounts for all members in the family (for last 3 months)
    • Lease/Rental agreement of all Properties taken/given on lease/rent
    • Last 3 Year Academic Record of Student applying for Financial Assistanc

Contact Details:

Abrar Ahmed  – Secretary PPW

Phone : +971-4-3352612,

Fax : +971-4-3353309.

Mobile : +971-50-8391140

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.PPWDUBAI.com

Download Financial Assistance Application Form

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