RETO Foundation — that aims to equip the students of underprivileged areas with equal opportunities to attend educational institutions of their choice — is going to commence its 3rd Smart Study Program from June 18, 2015.
It will be a two-month free-of-cost academic program where high-potential students from rural areas will be trained by accomplished young professionals from various fields/universities.
In particular, RETO’s Shades Student Council Body will visit 18 higher secondary schools, 3 colleges and 8 academies of Tando Jam, along with other academic institutions of adjacent Union Councils including Moosa Khatyan, Tando Qaiser and Sawan Khan Gopang.
The team will also visit other outreach schools through our network of Shades Student Council in Tando Alayar, Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad and Jamshoro.
Students from nearby areas are encouraged to apply through RETO’s website, www.retofoundation.org.
500 applicants will be shortlisted for an entrance test out of whom top 50 students will be selected, on the basis of aptitude test, interview and personality test.
These 50 students will then attend a two month rigorous training course during June-July 2015. The remaining students will be provided test material for free and one day counselling session on career choices and universities’ admissions.
RETO is the brainchild of LUMS grads, who resorted to work on the education sector of far-flung areas.
Managing Director & Director Strategy, Shahzad Akbar and Nabeel Muhammad respectively, highlighting the vision behind the RETO’s Smart Study Program, emphasized the need to enable students to broaden their horizon of what they can do with their lives and how they can become a lasting change in society.
Furthermore, Director Curriculum, Syed Jaffar Mujtaba, also talked about the success of Smart Study Program in the past, when RETO have been able to send more than 15 students on different scholarships across Pakistan.