Sustainable Development Association (SDA) joined the world in celebrating World Children’s Day. World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s annual day of action for children, by children, marking the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
“Children are our future” this was the theme of the day and Girls were assigned task to the write a Paragraph on it. Their paragraphs were read and the prizes were distributed on their effort. Renowned social activist Nazim Baloch briefed on the importance of World’s Children Day which is celebrated on 20th November every year. He also talked on the climate change, girl child education, special children, and other challenges faced by children in Pakistan. Our children our future will be much aware about these issues and ready to take actions to make our country and this world more resilient to tackle these challenges.
Children also expressed their own experiences with the guests during their interaction.All the participants were determined to join hands for the rights of children particularly rights of girls in context of Pakistan. This was decided that world children days will be celebrated according to the themes of every year.
Principal thanked the participants for their valuable input to broaden the spectrum of the children on Child Rights.
Sustainable Development Association (SDA) became the founding member for establishment of Child Rights Protection Netwrok (CRPN) in the province of Punjab.
In order to ensure the protection of children's rights, it is imperative to allocate sufficient funds in the relevant budget. Concrete steps should be taken to implement existing laws and provide necessary resources. These sentiments were expressed by Waqas Abid Advocate, President of the Good Thinkers Organization-Pakistan, during a meeting with Child Rights NGOs, working at District Level in Punjab. It was emphasized during the meeting that all social organizations should join forces to ensure the protection of children's rights. Waqas Abid clarified that the Child Rights Protection Network Punjab, which has grassroots-level representation from every district, will continue to play its role through various programs to safeguard children's rights at urban and rural levels. The district body of the Child Rights Protection Network requested the government to legislate effective laws to curb underage marriages and set the age limit for girls at 18 years. Strict penalties should be proposed for violations. Along with the implementation of the Juvenile Justice System Act 2018, sufficient financial resources should be allocated. No child under the age of 18 should be allowed to work at the household level. Free and compulsory education laws should be implemented, and immediate provision of resources should be made to ensure that every child is enrolled in school and receives quality education. It should be noted that the Good Thinkers Organization, the founding organization of the Child Rights Protection Network, will soon convene a provincial conference to mobilize all NGOs working for the protection and advancement of children's rights in the province, encouraging them to actively contribute under the joint action plan, aligning their social mindset and dedication to the protection and development of children's rights.
Here end the academic year on 20th March and result was announced on 25th March. Among the other students, One hundred and twenty two girls were promoted to next levels of their study. It was an opportunity to raise the awareness about the importance of education for girls. Parents of the students, community elders, social workers and educationist of the area were invited to attend the result day ceremony of the school.
The ceremony started with welcome address after that renowned educationists highlighted the women empowerment and education is foundation in this regard. They appreciated the efforts made by the school to provide free quality education to the girls of the village.
Reflections of the parents were very encouraging, one of them said that, “Extend our gratitude to all those donors across the globe who are supporting the poor families to get free education for their children”
Social workers would work n the village to motivate parents of out of school children to send them in the school.
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