Peace School for Afghan Refugees and Host Communities
Report – August 2018
Ali Mohammad is one of the brilliant students in class III and has learnt a lot of new study techniques in the PEACE School. His father is working in a factory on daily wages and his mother along with elder sister are working as housemaids. Ali and his two sisters are studying in the PEACE School near Manzoor Park area where they live nearby. Ali’s wish is to become a pilot and serve his country.
The last two months June and July Ali enjoyed his summer vacations while he was also helping his father for a part time job rag picking. While most of the families are doing the rag picking job to earn some money for their living. Rag picking which is hazardous to their health and the people are not aware of cleanliness. FACES Pakistan took an initiative for providing PEACE School student’s mothers with cleanliness Awareness sessions which was organised by FACES Pakistan in collaboration with LWMC. The mothers were quite happy to attend these awareness sessions and stated that these sessions would help their families to live a healthy life.
While the school reopened in the month of August Ali’s teacher told them that through FACES Pakistan initiative now all teachers are well trained with the new techniques of teaching with regular teacher training sessions to ensure quality education from expert Pakistani organisations like EAST Online. The teacher told them that they will learn now with new techniques and it will help them with a quality learning.
Ali Mohammad enjoyed the celebrations of the 71st anniversary of Pakistan Independence Day on August 14, with traditional fervour and enthusiasm as several activities were arranged at PEACE Schools to mark the occasion. Besides, the PEACE Schools have arranged art exhibitions, declamation contests, national songs competitions and sports competition to mark the celebrations. PEACE Schools children enjoyed the festive occasion with fireworks, face-painting, eccentric get-ups, and other fun and games.
The FACES Pakistan’s PEACE Schools have actively been engaged in planning and execution of programmes to add local colours to the events. Meanwhile, the PEACE School buildings were also illuminated to celebrate the Independence Day. Special prayers were offered in mosques at dawn for peace, solidarity, and prosperity of the country.
As the school has reopened in the month of August and the new year term begins the 1050 students of the PEACE schools urgently need new books. FACES Pakistan PEACE School requests the donors to help our initiative so that the quality education and learning continues. The children also need the new uniforms, bags and shoes. Our current fundraising campaign is focusing on providing these basic needs of these students.Attachments: