The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA) and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. They are included in a UN-GA Resolution called the 2030 Agenda or what is colloquially known as Agenda 2030.
The 17 SDGs are: (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health and Well-being, (4) Quality Education, (5) Gender Equality, (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (7) Affordable and Clean Energy, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, (10) Reduced Inequality, (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (12) Responsible Consumption and Production, (13) Climate Action, (14) Life Below Water, (15) Life On Land, (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, (17) Partnerships for the Goals.
CUI Wah Campus is actively contributing its role to achieve a better and more sustainable future for community at local, national and international levels, being engaged in different SDGs. Details of some activities are mentioned below;
The students from Eventix Society, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Wah Campus under the supervision of faculty members from the Department of Management Sciences organized activities in collaboration with Young's Muslim Inclusive Education System (YMIES), project of ILEF (ALIF) Welfare Society, Wah Cantt to celebrate "International Day of Disabled Persons" on December 3, 2021. This day was celebrated to show solidarity and raise awareness amongst students regarding their responsibility towards special children. The activities started with a half kilometer walk with special children on the main GT road towards their school to show solidarity with special children. The Eventix Society students placed a painting and gaming stall to make this day special for special children. The kids enjoyed face painting and playing games. A cash amount earned from the stall was handed over to the school's principal for support and care of special children. At the end, gifts were distributed among disabled students by the CUI Wah students. The students of CUI Wah also showed their willingness to teach some academic skills to special children on a biweekly basis. Young's Muslim Inclusive system appreciated the efforts of CUI Wah Campus students.
A blood donation camp was arranged by CUI Wah Campus for the collection of donations for the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to facilitate patients of COVID -19 pandemic on March 2, 2021. More than 90 bags of rare blood groups were donated by the students, faculty and staff members of CUI Wah Campus for serving humanity.
An event titled "Brightening Lives Charity" Show for special children's of Nasheman School, Wah Cantt was organized by the IEEE/ WIE Students Chapter of Electrical Engineering Department on February 27, 2017. Sports and other activities were arranged for special children and gift hampers were distributed amongst students.
A team of COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Wah Campus accompanied by the Federal Ombudsman, Islamabad officials visited to Central Jail, Haripur on Friday, 31 July 2015. The purpose of CUI team visit was to identify/ascertain the feasibility of reinforcements required to improve the environment inside the jail, and make it favorable to engage the internees in healthy and positive activities including acquisition of technical/job skills, improvement in academic qualifications and sports etc. All with the aim that once released the internee will be having a positive mind set with the requisite technical skills to be a useful member of the society. The particular concern of CUI team was on skills development of female and juvenile prisoners, with special emphasis on children accompanying interned mothers. The team visited male and female prison sections, medical facilities, library, kitchen, laundry, juvenile center, and administration offices. The team during their visit to Central Imprison, Haripur held a donation ceremony of 329 books including 61 for children to be placed in Central Library of Central Imprison, Haripur as CUI Wah Campus Corporate Social Responsibility. The particular concern of CUI is on skill development of female and juvenile prisoners, with special emphasis on children accompanying interned mothers. The management of Imprison sincerely thanked the efforts of CUI Wah Campus In addition to that, donate 40 beds, mattresses, and Pillows each for female prisoners. The team also donated dry milk for children accompanied with mother in jail. In another visit, the team of CUI Wah distributed Eid gifts to the children accompanying prisoner mothers.
COMSATS University Wah Campus is providing higher education. The education system is totally based on Outcome-Based Education (OBE).
Scholarships based on merit and need based to deserving students were offered for achieving sustainable development objectives to fight against Poverty and to achieve gender equality and empowering all women and girls with providing education to all without any discrimination
The Department of Management Sciences arranged a campaign “Trash Free COMSATS” consisting of different events/activities. 1. Play Card Painting Competition “Eco-Friendly” on November 4, 2021 2. Lecture on “Trash and its effect on environment, campus and personal health” on November 5, 2021 3. Dustbin Décor and Trash Free Awareness Walk on December 9, 2021 The theme of the whole program activities was to spread awareness on the importance of a clean and green environment and to motivate all stakeholders to adopt healthy habits by keeping themselves and surroundings clean. The students from all departments actively participated and promoted “Eco-Friendly” slogan competition, painted placard on November 4, 2021 and presented “Do Respect to Others and Yourself”.. An awareness Lecture on “Trash and its effect on environment, campus and personal health", was delivered by Dr. Anoosh Aqdus, Campus Medical Officer to motivate students to adopt healthy habits. The winners of the Play Card Competition were awarded with prizes. Dustbin Décor and Trash free awareness walk was held on December 9, 2021 within campus premises. Students along with faculty members from all departments participated in the walk. Students wore T-shirts with Trash Free Slogan and decorated the whole campus’ dustbins with Trash-Free slogans.
The Azadi Tree Plantation drive was inaugurated at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Wah Campus by the Director Campus, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid on August 20, 2021. The Director Campus planted Eucalyptus at the backside of the Mechanical Engineering Block and Alstonia at the Campus Site, New City Phase-II. Heads of the Departments also planted trees. Large number of faculty and staff members participated to make this campaign successful, Green & Clean by planting trees. The University has planned to plant a large number of trees of different species during this monsoon season in the Campus, Campus Site at New City, Phase-II and vicinity.
In addition to above mentioned public service activities, several seminars have been conducted on public service and awareness. Following are a few of those activities that are organized by CUI Wah Campus:
The students of Bazm-e-Adab Society under the supervision Dr. Akmal Javaid, Incharge Student Affairs and Ms. Sana Dar, Lecturer, Department of Management Sciences attended the Seminar/Lecture organized by the Gandhara Historical and Cultural Society, Taxila on October 10, 2021. The Chief Guest, a famous television actor Syed Jamal Shah former Director-General, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, President of the Society, Mr. Zia ud Din (A renowned scholar of Taxila History and Language) and the Director of the Society, Prof. Rashid Khan welcomed the guests and shared the history and importance of Gandhara Art ,Languages and Culture. They further talked on the aims, objectives, and functions of the society.