Reporter's Notebook from Pakistan

A Museum Field Trip & A Makeshift Classroom In Karachi

News 88.7’s Laura Isensee was struck by the seeming contradictions of two educational moments she witnessed in the port city.

Sixth grade boys from a Catholic private school on a recent field trip to a museum in Karachi. They were there to learn more about the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Sixth grade boys from a Catholic private school on a recent field trip to a museum in Karachi. They were there to learn more about the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

News 88.7 Education Reporter Laura Isensee has been visiting landmarks, newsrooms and cultural centers in Karachi.

At one location she spotted a group of students who were on a field trip and who had relatives living in Greater Houston. While heading to another location, she was struck by what seems to be an outdoor classroom underneath a freeway overpass.

You can learn more about these observations by listening to the latest dispatch of her “Reporter’s Notebook From Pakistan” above.

Right now, Laura is participating in a fellowship for reporters sponsored by ICFJ— the International Center For Journalists. Think of it as a student exchange for journalists.

You can also follow her journey on Twitter and Facebook.

And check out Laura’s earlier entries on the special page on our website.

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