NGOs or Civil Societies may be defined as civil society groups, organizations and sometimes individuals that come together voluntarily to pursue shared purposes of social development or democratic governance. These purposes may include exchanging resources, addressing common social goals or expressing their identities as community or social group. In civil society networks, member groups and organizations retain their basic autonomy, with their own identity, mission, and governance.
Forman Christian College & university has organized an event “NGO Networking Fair” for the attraction of the different non –profit organizations / NGOs to share ideas and strategies of individual with others. The event took place on 05th April, 2017 Wednesday from 09:00AM to 03:00PM.
Christians’ True Spirit was also invited to participate. Ms. Katherine Sapna director CTS, Miss. Asifa Sadaf (Office Assistant), Mr. Sarfraz Karamat, (District coordinator, Gujranwala), Mr. Salamat Gill (District Coordinator, Lahore) and Ms. Sunita Javed one of the board actively participated the event.
Civil society groups and organizations form networks to pursue aspirations for sustainable development and democratic governance that they cannot achieve alone. Networks can enhance the power and influence of citizen voice in advocating for policies and improving governance. Networks also can link service providers to exchange information and resources or to develop coordinated delivery systems. Civil society networks have become partners of choice for many international development agencies seeking to maximize the reach, scale and impacts of their programs.
The organizer FCC University took very productive initiative by gathering the different NGOs / Organizations at one platform where there organizations participated as fellow;
- Christians’ True Spirit (CTS)
- Pink Ribbon (United against Breast cancer)
- Sahara Medical college (A project of Sahara for life trust)
- WWF PAK (Building a brighter future with WWF – PAK)
- Roshni Association (Society for the welfare of special persons)
- PYR Welfare Organization (Pak Youth Revolution)
- Youth Parliament of Pakistan
A large number of students of different affairs had visit to the CTS desk and appreciated the work, the visitors, and FCC students showed their very much concerns to do work with CTS during their summers break as volunteer as well as internships. The concerned students and visitors dropped their comments for the CTS working.