KARACHI - UNESCO will organise a workshop on June 4 (Thursday) titled Joyful Learning - How to Enhance Learning in collaboration with an NGO, Pakistan Association For Continuing Adult Education (PACADE), at the institute of education development Aga Khan University. FPCCI literary committee has invited the Lahore-based PACADE, which has its branches in all the four provinces, to participate in the workshop. Talking to The Nation on Monday, PACADE coordinator Sophia Mallick said that renowned educationalist Anita Ghulam Ali would be the chief guest and provincial secretary Rizwan Memon would be the guest of honour on this occasion. Chairperson Indus Resource Centre, Sadiqa Salahuddin will deliver the keynote address while Secretary Social Welfare Balochsitan, Khalid Baloch, and other renowned people will also participate in the workshop. She further said the event was being organised to highlight the importance of learning and teaching. Asif Siddiqui, member FPCCI literary committee, said the theme of the workshop was Joyful Learning, and it would highlight learning and teaching as a joyful experience besides stimulating the learners. He said the speakers invited in the workshop would spell out their experience, understanding, concepts about teaching and learning. The non-formal approach followed at centres for children and adult will also be discussed with a view to developing effective methodologies, he added. Siddiqui further said that another feature of the workshop would be an interactive session with scholars and students. PACADE is currently developing a Literary Resource Centre with a view to boost research, training, material development, documentation and dissemination of basic elements of information management capabilities of the learners. It has also planned to launch a programme for research on literacy and education. PACADE has also brought out a bilingual journal on literacy and continuing education besides producing the first book in Pakistan on the concept and practice of continuing education. Another book of translations of valuable articles written by adult education experts and scholars from different countries has also been published. Its other publications include reports on proceedings of the workshops and seminars as well as a magazine based on writing of neo-literate women and teachers. Besides literary activities, PACADE has also organised a number of programmes on the subjects of Health Education, Environment Education for the disabled, Civic Education, IT Education and Law and the Citizens. One of the major objectives of PACADE in running Adult Female Literacy Centres has been to test appropriate methodologies. Based on ten years experience, it has developed a methodology in the form of a booklet.