The Need for Science Literacy
Pakistan ranks 105 out of 129 countries of the Global Innovation Index of 2019. The two major reasons for this are the poor standards of science education in our institutions and the low percentage of GDP spent on science and development. The impact of technological advancements across the world have also been greatly felt in Pakistan with the need to invest more in technology, innovation, and quality education gaining immediacy.
Being the financial and industrial hub of the country, Karachi is in dire need of encouraging its youth to achieve higher levels of education, especially professional college education in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Given the dissatisfactory state of science education in Pakistan, The Dawood Foundation (TDF) has been instrumental in organizing the country’s largest science exhibitions and establishing Pakistan’s first children’s science studio—TDF MagnifiScience Children’s Studio.