In The Spotlights NUST Community Services Club (NCSC) project Tameer wins 1st place at the prestigious MacJannet Prize

NUST Community Services Club (NCSC) project “Tameer” wins first place at the prestigious MacJannet Prize, hosted by the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities. The project wins $7500 cash award.

The Talloires Network (TN) of Engaged Universities is a US-based growing global coalition of 417 universities in 79 countries who have publicly committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of their institutions. It is the largest international network focused particularly on university civic engagement.

NUST is a very active member of this international chapter since 2013 with the headquarters of Pakistan chapter of Talloires Network (PCTN) of Engaged Universities located in NUST, housed in SMME under community service office. PCTN currently has 74 Pakistani universities working to build a culture of volunteerism at institutions of higher education in Pakistan. Being part of this chapter, NUST efforts of civic engagement gets recognized internationally impacting its overall SDGs ranking.

TN hosts an annual competition by the name of MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship. NUST Community Services Club (NCSC) submitted two proposals, out which NCSC Taameer program-NUST disaster management & preparedness program has won First-Place prize for the 2023 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship. After a rigorous selection process of student and admin interviews, the Selection Committee was particularly impressed with the program’s disaster relief and long-term rehabilitation efforts, student leadership, and powerful community impact. They were particularly impressed by the efforts of NUST following the floods 2022 disaster.

The proposal entailed efforts of NCSC since 2010 for providing support in terms of relief, recovery, and rehabilitation during and after disasters like earthquakes, floods, and pandemics. It does this by providing immediate healthcare through medical camps; collecting and distributing ration bags, clothes, books, and stationery items; renovating and rebuilding impacted infrastructure like schools; installing water plants for clean water supply; strengthening disaster resilience and adaptive capacity; and creating awareness on climate change and disaster relief.

NUST was also awarded 1st prize MacJannet Prize in recognition of NUST Community Service Club “Education for Empowerment” program back in 2015 and 3rd prize of its Al Qalam program- funding primary student fees in 2020. Two students of SMME and S3H were also given full scholarship unnder their Next Generation Leaders Program to attend as a student speaker in Mexico (2017) and Boston, USA (2021).

More details about the project can be found on the following link:

Taameer (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan)