Council of Arabic Culture
Council of Arabic Culture is an international organization founded in Pakistan in 2014 to disseminate & preserve Arab culture, bring the Non-Arab Muslims closer to their fellow Arabs and promote Arabic language. The organization usually called by its short name CACP (Council of Arabic Culture, Pakistan).
CACP established in 2014 in Islamabad, capital of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to address emerging global challenges for a sustainable cultural development and to derive guidance from Arab Culture in order to maintain harmony and moderation in the society.
The Council is the foremost and pioneer institution of Arab Culture in the world with reference to its objectives and is unique in terms of its mission, vision and specialty in promotion of the Arab Culture. CACP strives for contributing its share in the following shape;
- Preparation of the Arabic Language Bill (Constitutional Amendment) and submitting it to the National Assembly of Pakistan
- Capacity Building and Training of human resources, in both administrative and professional aspects, and equipping them with, as well as using, the latest technical sources, teaching methodologies and tools
- Attract creative talent towards the contemporary Arab Culture
- Developing elite Talent pools and teams of Technocrats, with good reputation and extensive experience in their respective fields
- Building team of coaching staff with focused on the principles of development, innovation, and change
Memberships and Participation
CACP through its multiple activities, has sought, and in many cases has obtained, access to the cultural centers of the world starting from getting membership of international organizations such as:
- Arabic Language International Council
- Arabic Language International Federation
- International Association for Arabic Language Institutions
- The Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO)
- The Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)
- The American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
- Other prominent cultural institutions related to the work of Council
CACP also has distinguished academic contributions and has participated in several global conferences on information technology, technical studies for the service of the Holy Quran and its Sciences, Arabic language, Arabic Linguistics, Auto translation, and technical studies in teaching Arabic language such as:
- International Conference on Islamic Applications in Computer Science and Technologies (IMAN)
- Taibah University International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (NOORIC)
- Corpus Linguistics (Lancaster University, UK)
Quality management and organizational excellence
CACP seeks to adopt state of the art resources to make its work in-line with international standardss. In this regard, the procedural requirements are under process with International Organization for Standardization to obtain relevant ISO 9001 certification of administrative standards.
Promotion of Arabic Language
Arabic Language is the lifeline for the Muslim Ummah, being a source of coordination for thoughts and ideology. Moreover, it is the ideal way, means and lingua franca for nurturing love, unity and harmony among Muslims. That is why Arabic language acts as a cultural fort for Muslims to safeguard their ideological foundations. And all this gives the Arabic language cultural status that protects the identity of the Islamic nation. The Muslims have been (for long consistently) emphasizing on teaching Arabic and promoting it for those interested in it, despite differences of their races and colors and are still emphasizing on it. However, Arabic is no longer a specific language confined to the Arabs alone, but has become a universal language adopted by millions of Muslims in the world to relate to their religion and Islamic culture. Presently, world is observing a sheer desire from the Non-Muslims to learn the language to connect with the people of Language on one hand and to connect with the Arab and Islamic heritage on the other.
The teaching of Arabic to non-native speakers is considered to be a fertile area having immense potential. Due to the large demand for the language on one side and the lack of efforts in this field from the other side, many institutions interested in the promotion of the Arabic language have spent their efforts to present good achievements in this field, however, the demand for Arab language cannot be compared to the efforts spent and they cannot be deemed satisfactory and worth mentioning. CACP while playing its role in Pakistan, aspire to make an effective contribution in spreading the Arabic language in one of the largest Muslim countries. In this regard, efforts are contributed on the following basis;
- To work on discovering and developing new technologies, learning tools and methodologies for teaching Arabic language, having excellent state of the art features to interact fully with the learners, almost like human (using artificial intelligence), and to use this achievement in Auto Processing and translation of the Arabic language in the future. This technology and approach is similar to the state of the art techniques used by world biggest companies such as Google and Apple, who have worked on its creation since a long time.
- Training of teachers of the Arabic language in Religious Arabic Education Institutions (Madaris) and public & private universities (whereas the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is rich in tens of thousands of schools and universities that teach the Arabic language but the lack of certified training for teachers has led to general dissatisfaction with the results achieved).
- Arabic language teaching in Religious Arabic Education Institutions (number of such institutions in the Pakistan reportedly exceeds 20 thousand Madaris where millions of students are learning, and the CACP has effective regional networks of (teachers of these Madaris) professionals who are able to produce efficiencies at a high level of qualification with professional expertise that are very rare to join the galaxy of promoters of Arabic Language.
- Teaching of Arabic language in government and private schools and universities.
- Teaching of Arabic language in bureaucratic and diplomatic circles.
- Teaching of Arabic language by distance and E-learning.
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- Qatar News Agency, Article #148, Date: 09/12/2014, Time: 12:10 AM
- The News International
- The Nation
- Scribd - Profile of Council of Arabic Culture Pakistan-CACP
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- Southeast Asia Post
- Daily Islam News
- Daily Ummat News
- Council of Arabic Culture Pakistan - CACP
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