Ref: EBS/Flash/01/2013

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PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON CAREER CHOICES

On Sunday, 3rd February 2013, the Education Board in collaboration with the Dar es Salaam KSIJ Youth Affairs team held its first career related event for the year. The seminar titled "Parental Influence on Career Choices" was held at the Bab ul Ilm Auditorium in the Tabligh Building – Dar es Salaam.

The speaker for the program was Ms. Zeenat Thawer, a trained Guidance Counselor (NCDA Accredited) with over 15 years of experience in career planning and mentoring parents. The seminar was aimed to bridge the gap between youngsters and their parents on career decision-making. It was designed to help parents engage and motivate their teen, identify their passions, hidden talents and personality type.

The following aspects were elaborated by the speaker:flash_feb_2

  • Parental role in Career Development
  • The benefits of early planning
  • How to be an active listener for your child
  • Identifying your child's skills, talents and interests
  • Developing a realistic action plan
  • What is a Career Assessment and why you should get one done for your child

The whole session was conducted in a most conducive atmosphere for the parents to open up and discuss about the challenges they were facing with regards to career decision making by the children, this followed by a question and answer session towards the end.

Parents also filled in the evaluation form providing their comments and feedback on the program. Parents in an open session stated that the event was very much appreciated and requested for such sessions to be held more often in the future.  A total of 26 parents attended the program.

BEST STUDENT AWARD 2012

flash_feb_3The Student of the Year Award is open to boys and girls who have appeared for the National Examination and Overseas Board Examination "O" levels during the academic year January 2012 to December 2012.

The deadline for this award has been extended to 25th March 2013 – for Jamaats to nominate and forward two applications (1 boy and 1 girl) to the Africa Federation Education Board. We hope Jamaats will endeavor to submit these before the deadline.

INTRODUCING FOUR NEW LOAN SCHEMES

The Africa Federation Education Board introduced the following two new loan schemes recently after having received generous financial contributions:

Haji Gulamhussein Abdulrasool Somji Higher Education Loan:

Offering a maximum loan of US$ 10,000 per annum for a maximum duration of 2 years, for Postgraduate Degree program.

Late Sabrina Virji – Alibhai Loan:

Offering a maximum loan of US$ 14,000 for Post Graduate Degree. Available for one female student only.

Further, The Africa Federation Education Board in collaboration with the World Federation introduced the following two new loan schemes:

Ibrahim Jaffer Ibrahim Loan Scheme:

  • A maximum Loan of US$ 15,000 per annum for 4 years.
  • For Undergraduate Degree program only.
  • Open to students from Jamaats under Africa Federation.
  • Available to one male and one female only on a first-come first-served basis.
  • The loan is towards tuition fees & accommodation only - paid direct to University.

Marhum Ahmedali A. Khalfan Education Fund:flash_feb_4

  • A maximum Loan of US$ 20,000
  • For Postgraduate Degree program only
  • Open to students from Jamaats under Africa Federation
  • Available to one student on a first-come first-served basis
  • The loan is towards tuition fees & accommodation only - paid direct to University

We have also received various other donations towards the Africa Federation Higher Education loan program (HELP).

May the Almighty reward the generous donors and their families in abundance, and May He shower His mercy on the souls of the Marhumeens in whose benefit the Schemes has been launched. Ameen. (Please recite Sura-e-Fateha for Maghferát of the departed souls and for all Marhumeens)

FREE CAREER & COLLEGE COUNSELING SERVICE

The Africa Federation Education Board is now offering free career and college counseling services to all community students. Our services are also available via Skype and Email for students based outside Dar es Salaam. For more details or to sign up for a face to face session, contact us on careers@africafederation.org . We hope that students will make maximum use of this service for the betterment of their future.

Please visit our website for more information: www.africafederation.org 

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