Islamabad: The launching ceremony of “Deakin on the Go” a first of its kind road show by any international university in Pakistan, was successfully organized by Deakin University Australia, at the National Library of Pakistan, Islamabad yesterday evening. Deputy High Commissioner of Australia to Pakistan, Ms. Ashleigh Light graced the occasion as Guest of Honour. Mr. Azhar Shah, Country & Regional Manager Austrade, senior representatives of Higher Education Commission (HEC), major universities/colleges/schools based in Islamabad and nearby and senior management & counselling managers of top educational consultants/agents of Deakin University Australia also attended the ceremony as delegates.
The “Deakin on the go” campaign aims to connect dreams and opportunities. It is a month-long journey of “Deakin on the go” – a Deakin University Australia’s branded car from Islamabad to Lahore, a remarkable voyage to strengthen the bond between Australia and Pakistan. The campaign aims to explore possibilities of partnership and collaborations of Deakin University, Australia with local national universities, colleges, and schools. The Deakin on the go vehicle will make a stopover at various Schools, Colleges and Universities of Islamabad and Lahore, where students will be provided with guidance and counselling to help them realize their dream. The campaign will also serve as a platform to promote cultural exchange and tourism across Pakistan and Australia.
Another major component of the campaign is to empower the Pakistani youth through Campus Brand Ambassadorship Programme. Campus brand ambassadors will be hired from each school/college/university where Deakin on the go will make a stopover. Through Deakin on the go campaign students will be provided with an opportunity to discover Deakin University, Australia, the courses, and scholarships being offered. It will help aspiring students to realize their dream of studying abroad.