We’ve been up to lots at our schools for children forced to pick work over school to support their families: Workshops on financial literacy, Mother's Day, a clean drinking water drive, mini summer camp and Father's Day.
Last time we sent you an update we had just heard of the student peformance results at the end of the term. Since that report, we held a ceremony where the best students were given awards and a successful term celebrated with student performances of plays and songs.
Our schools observed Environment Day in June, with teachers guiding the students to make and share posters promoting environmental awareness. The themes highlighted were: the importance of a clean environment, using renewable fuel sources, steps preventing contamination of drinking water, etc. This followed up a Clean Drinking Water Drive in May which began with a student-run survey of drinking water access and purification habits of their own households.
A Financial Literacy Workshop on Basic Banking and the Importance of Saving was conducted at our Manzoor Colony School for working children of age 12 and above. The business school students who led the workshop highlighted the importance of saving regularly, suggested ways of saving, explained how a bank account works and shared inspirational stories of success, leaving the students motivated and equipped with the knowledge of how to start changing their lives to be more financially secure.
Students also paid to tribute to their parents on Mother's Day and Father's Day through poems, cards, posters and skits.
Finally, a Mini Summer Camp was organized in July to give the over-worked students a chance to indulge in some Art, Drama and Sports. It was a fun opportunity for these working children to explore and discover their talents in areas which they don't get exposed to unlike students at regular schools.
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