NSLP aims towards grooming the youth to work effectively towards improvement in personal as well as professional dimensions. It further instils the responsibility to critically evaluate the societal fabric, identify the issues and come up with solutions to serve the nation and the country in a better and effective manner. Program’s goals also encompass the belief that self-awareness enhances the propensity to work effectively at both personal & professional level.

The internship program offers various trainings consisting of PowerPoint presentations and assignments along with different campaigns; in which the interns take up the leading roles. The impact of empathetic understanding is multiplied with visits to the community areas.

Young people are the stewards and leaders of Pakistan therefore NSLP provides them the platform to voice their opinion. Unlike other internship programs, it fosters the young minds with ethical and moral values with the concern of bringing and cultivating intellectually developed and civilized society. This program aims to develop the youth both at professional and personal level. Nonetheless coming from varied backgrounds, this amalgamation proves to serve for the betterment and transformation of the community & society together.

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Activities

Interns in groups go for clinical rounds, observing health care professionals and areas in different clinical and administrative departments, in a health care setting. The idea is to create a sense of awareness in interns by observing the reality of the daily hospital environment closely.

The interns undergo first aid Training, arranged by Nur Center for Research and Policy, to be equipped with basic knowledge of handling emergency situations. Basic life support (BLS) is the level of medical care which is used for patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries until the patient can be given full medical care at a hospital.

Together with NUR Community Outreach Program, our networking partners, the community visits arranged provides an opportunity and platform for the interns to mentor and empower the Nur Foundation School students. Visits to the The Nur Foundation Community Health Center and Vocational Training Centers help to create a sense of responsibility, empathy and passion for their community and bridge the gap between the members of the two parts of the society

As social beings, we cannot exist without communication. We need to interact with people around us, to make sense of the world and to position ourselves in a wider social and cultural reality. We look at how and why communication evolved and reflect on today’s dominant paradigms. The communication workshops aim to understand general verbal and non-verbal communication which would prove essential in their daily professional and personal lives.

Psychology is the study of people’s behavior, performance, and mental operations. It also refers to the application of the knowledge, which can be used to understand events, treat mental health issues, and improve education, employment, and relationships. Psychology is central to various fields of study which governs our attitudes and behaviors. In general psychology sessions interns learn who and what they are, discover into why they act and think the way they do. The young interns by understanding behavior at a very basic level can help them to identify their personalities and enables them to understand the importance of mental health and when to seek professional help.

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills is to teach youth with leadership positions about their existing and new roles and how to most effectively reach success. The workshop sessions are intended to help youth in leadership positions to understand their responsibilities and to equip them with skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Leadership involves three things the leader, the follower and the situation. The leader should be capable of influencing the behavior of followers for attainment of desired objectives. Our program aims to impart the generally required skills present in an intern to begin their journey as a catalyst of change in the society.

All days during the internship begin with self-exploring and motivational training, which facilitates the interns to come out of their boxes to work on their self-confidence. Motivational speakers interact with the intern body and share their experiences to spark creativity, individuality and how to face obstacles in life.

In the world we live today is all packed and being sold. Marketing is more than just advertising a product. It’s more than a trademark; it is how you present yourself online and offline to potential clients and customers. Your personal brand builds business, but it still centers the person as an individual.  By holding session the Nur Student Leadership Program aims to impart the concept of personal branding amongst the interns which clarifies that it is not about selling. It’s about making yourself available to others, both clients and peers.

Awareness of our own and others’ interpersonal skills can help us enormously in dealing with the work tasks we are responsible for. Awareness of our own and others’ interpersonal skills can help us enormously in dealing with the work tasks we are responsible for. Interns are given trainings on different aspects of IPS throughout their internship period for better development of the skills.

Projects

Launched in 2014, toy drive and book drive are for the needy children’s, whose parents don’t have the capacity to buy them. All the collected items are then sent to the Nur Foundation schools and their libraries are updated and toys are distributed among the students by the interns.

It is a one day activity which helps in gathering funds for the Fatima Memorial hospital development. The students bring homemade or readymade food items and set up their stalls. Students from college, faculty members & doctors all participate in the activity. The amount collected is later submitted to the finance department.

NSLP aims to become a platform for students where they can express their thoughts and unite towards a positive social change. To understand our target audience better and to assess the level of intellect development of our current youth, questionnaires and surveys are conducted on various themes including Stress Management, Conflict Management, College Preferences, etc.

Personality Assessment is conducted before and after the internship to assess the achievement of program objectives, as a measure of quality control.

Interns are assigned presentation topics/themes to work upon during internship. Group presentations flourish their collaborative enterprise, frequently involving research or design that is planned carefully by the NSLP team to achieve a particular aim. Our current themes vary from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits for Successful CEOs to Potential Solutions to Food Rescue Problem in our local neighborhood.

Nur Student Leadership Program provides a vital platform to interns for professional skills enhancement. Over the years, we have realized that our interns possess an outstanding philanthropic spirit. In order to mobilize their spirits in the right direction, we provide them an opportunity to build their fundraising and resource mobilization skills.  The project is designed to generate funds for a donation area, selected by the Interns.

To help the interns in community involvement and de-marginalization, documentary making competition is articulated. They are assigned different topics in group and a week time is given for the preparation. Once all of them have prepared, the documentary is shared with the audience and the evaluation panel assesses them. All the participants are given the letters of participation and a medal is awarded to the winning group.

Assignments

NSLP believes that writing is a vital component of a leader’s communication. We encourage our interns to read current affairs and then pen down their views, providing a review of all articles they have read and personal view on the given topic/theme. Review article topics and themes are chosen carefully according to the Program Objectives and mainly focus on Leadership and Current Affairs.

In order to nourish humanistic leadership in our interns, we provide them an interaction opportunity with In-house Patients at Fatima Memorial Hospital, getting a chance to understand their problems and lifestyle. Each Intern is required to submit a Case Study Report on the assigned Patient, focusing on medical and personal information of the patient and then providing a critical analysis of the patient’s life.

Similar to the Patient Case Study, each intern is required to submit a Case Study Report on the assigned student from Nur Foundation School or Skills Development Institute, focusing on the lifestyle and hardships faced by the student. A Critical Analysis has to be provided in the report, concentrating on realization of the problems faced by the marginalized.

Interns in form of groups are assigned an amount of capital (fictitious), for which they have to develop a business plan. The plan consists of all the aspects of their product/service, working structure, production and a detailed marketing plan. They develop a PPT. presentation, advertisements and supporting activities. This activity is conducted to boost their confidence, team work skills, time management, stress management and cognitive skills.

In the present scenario of the country, there is a shortage of clean water for drinking and other chores. We as a community have the responsibility to conduct awareness campaigns. It is another group activity through which the interns search and develop a presentation on importance of clean water and health issues related to it. Then they develop play cards and posters for the campaign and visit different patients and their families to spread the awareness

Different Internship Activities During Last 3 Years

Activities Beneficiaries
Around 1000 interns have visited different NUR community areas where they interact with community members, students, VTI graduates, health service staff and write a case study on them NUR Community Outreach Program
Through the Computer Donation Drive (PROGRESS THRU PROCESSORS) 6 Computers were donated to Malikpur Community School by the interns NUR Community Outreach Program
30 Free Nutrition Camps arranged in Community areas by the interns working under Nutrition Department NUR Community Outreach Program and Interns gain Practical Experience
PKR. 250,000; 700 kg of ration donated for IDP Relief and Flood Relief during the year 2014 and 2015. National Benefit
350 + books along with PKRs.60,000 worth of toys donated to Malikpur Community NUR Community Outreach Program
ECG Machine worth PKR 1,50,000, EEG Monitor worth PKR 1,00,000 donated by interns to the FMH Emergency in 2015 Fatima Memorial Hospital
With support of NCRP a School Health Advocate Club was formulated with 40 Pledge makers for School Health Advocacy NUR Center for Research and Policy
PKR 6, 00.000 has been generated as part of the fund raising campaign 2017 by the interns. NUR Community Outreach Program
Adopt a child campaign has been initiated by the Interns 2017 to adopt financially and to make personal efforts in teaching them through weekend engagement program. NUR Community Outreach Program
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