NUST Team to Represent Pakistan in International Hult Prize

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The entrepreneurial team of Pakistani students, representing NUST has selected the regional finals of the International HULT prize in Dubai

The selection is announced at an event held in Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NUST.

At the final event, eleven teams were shortlisted. These teams inclined their ideas to a packed audience and the jury announced Team ‘Julbul ’to be the winner.

Their idea was about education of slum children by empowering their families through easy income generation opportunities. Their idea was praised because it was innovative and sustainable in its nature.

Team ‘Alamat’ received second prize on its idea of audio-visual curricula.

Clinton Initiative, the HULT Prize is the largest globally held, social entrepreneurship competition that grants $1 million the starting money to the winning team.

Each year ideas are invited from around the world to address the world’s most serious issues. This year’s theme addressed the crucial problem of ‘Childhood Education in Urban Slums’.

NUST has received the distinct honour of being the first university in Pakistan to send an official team representation in the prestigious event of  International HULT Prize

There were 200 entries for this event and the highest ever from around the world. This shows the enthusiasm for social entrepreneurship amongst the students.

The selection committee had a tough time selecting the best ideas from the innovative entries by

There were students from different departments and affiliated colleges of NUST, with their innovative ideas and it was a tough job for selection committee

The event at NUST was held in collaboration with the NRSP (National Rural Support Programme) and PLAN Pakistan.

Both these organizations are playing a leading role in the encouragement and protection of child rights in Pakistan.

They are also running different projects for childhood educations around Pakistan.. Their contribution was extremely important to this year’s theme.

The event was judged by educationists, child psychologists and entrepreneurs with vast experience in social ventures and childhood education.

At the event, the experts discussed and highlighted different important issues and challenges regarding childhood education as well as they discussed the existing situation and initiatives to tackle this problem.

The winning team of NUST is being incubated at Technical Incubation Centre at CIE, NUST. The team will travel to Dubai in March, 2015 to compete against other Asian teams.