Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD - Microsoft Pakistan has announced the results of the second Innovative Education Forum (IEF) in Islamabad recently. According to the details, Ms Musawara Shaukat of Lets Serve Humanity - an NGO that works in the field of education - won the first position for her project titled, ICT - A Tool for Deaf and Dumb. Ms Tayyaba Noureen of Roots School System won second position for her project titled, 21st Century Schooling, while Rehman Baig of The City School was declared third for his project titled, Kids Light TV. The winners of the second Innovative Education Forum from Pakistan will participate in the second round to be held in Jordan in September this year. For this years competition, Microsoft selected two prominent personalities to head the judges panel who have more than 25 years of experience in the fields of teaching and information technology. The judges panel was chaired by Dr Syed Shahid Afzal, Dean - IT, Preston University, Islamabad and Dr Rahat Hussain Bukhari, Head of Computer Section, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Expressing his views about this years competition, Kamal Ahmed, Country General Manager, Microsoft Pakistan said that the project received enthusiastic response from teachers and educationists adding We had received registrations from teachers for this competition from all over Pakistan. The best 15 projects meeting the set criteria and having innovation were selected for final presentations. This way, after a tough competition, we got our best innovative teachers of 2011. These teachers will present their projects in MEA Innovative Education Forum. Dr Rahat Hussain Bukhari, Head of Computer Section, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad who was part of the judges panel thanked Microsoft for organising the programme and making it success. We need to think out of the box to cater to the requirements of Information Technology and education in the 21st century. I am sure that these successful projects will go a long way in helping students take advantage of information and communication technology for the benefit of society.