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Buraq Camp

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by Aamnah Khalid on 29 August 2014

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Transcript of Buraq Camp

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Man must rise above the Earth - to the top of the atmosphere and beyond
for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.
-Socrates
10th Buraq Space Camp
19th to 31th December 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan
What
is
Buraq?
Buraq Planetary Society is the first and foremost organization in Pakistan completely dedicated to giving the next generation of Pakistan a chance to experience new concepts and ideas in an open and dynamic environment.
How
it
all
began...
Buraq Planetary Society is now run with the help its graduate Buraqians, creating a self-supporting hierarchy of individuals who understand the Buraq experience firsthand.
Buraq's first accomplishment was that of immediately creating international recognition by sending three of its members to the Uzbekistan Space Camp.
In 1994, Buraq held its first local Space Camp in Murree and has held nine camps since then.
The brainchild of an Eisenhower Fellow, Mr. Shahid Mahmud, and a Stanford Graduate, Mr. Sameer Qureshi, Buraq came into existence in 1993.
CORE
OBJECTIVES
To gather students from all over the country who share a common interest in space, youth empowerment & awakening.
To provide Pakistani youth a unique platform away from schools and textbooks to get a taste of experiential learning.
To provide the Pakistani youth with a framework for making strategic visions (plans) for themselves and for Pakistan.
To refine interpersonal skills - such as teamwork, self-confidence and communication.
To strengthen powers of reasoning, problem solving, and enhance leadership skills.
To provide students an opportunity to excel in making presentations and expressing themselves individually and as a group.
To spread awareness and gain knowledge and understanding of the significance of past, present, and future space exploration.
What
is
the
cost
of
attending
Buraq?
Joining a Buraq Space Camp requires absolutely no fee.
All boarding, lodging, transport, supply of study material access to speakers during the camp is provided free of charge.


Buraq Space Camps are a CSR project of Interactive Group of Companies.

How can I become a member?
It's really easy!
Applicants must be in the 14-16 age group.

Applicants must have the consent of their parents and principal of the educational institution where they are studying.
Applicants should be willing to stay away from home in a boot camp environment in Islamabad.
LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION IS
6th October, 2013

IF THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DO….THEN
Fill an online registration form by visiting:
www.buraqsociety.org
What
is
the
selection
process?
Selection is a two-step process.
Applicants who qualify as per the age restrictions and complete the registration form must give an entrance test on
October 12th, 2013.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email by November 2013.
Limited slots are available!
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

FINAL
PRIZE
A ten day camp held in Islamabad where the best and brightest students in Pakistan interact with the best and brightest leaders in academia, science and technology and other significant fields.
Buraq is an unforgettable experience for a precious and prestigious few.
Cadets are divided into groups of four called Squads. Squads compete for the final final prize throughout the course of the camp.
At the
Camp...
PKR 200,000 cash prize for each member of the winning squad
A Glimpse at the Past
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