Peace School for Afghan Refugees and Host Communities
Report –November 2019
Shahid is the eldest among the 4 siblings. His father is a daily wager and the mother is working as domestic helper. They earn 18000 per month, living in a rented home and bearing the expenditures. Shahid is the eldest among the sibling and a very sensitive child. He used to look after the siblings in the absence of his mother. He said I feel so much pain when I saw my mother as a domestic helper, as I know there is no respect for the women who are working in this sector. He said we do not afford the expenses of tuition and i want my siblings to excel in the academics. He used to guide his siblings in the studies and teach them in He wanted to become a professional so he can change the financial condition of his family.
Participation in speech competition
The students of peace school participated in the speech competition. The student’s from the 4th and 5th grade have participated in the competition. The theme was Independence Day. Student from the 5th grade was awarded special prize. The students from 40 public and private schools were there in the competition.
Prize Distribution Ceremony
Prize distribution ceremony for the position holders was held at the premise of Nazarya e Pakistan Trust. Parents and the principal were there to receive the prize
International peace day
International peace day was celebrated at Peace schools. The students were briefed in a session on the significance of peace among ourselves and within the communities and on the national level.
Drawing competition on peace day
The drawing competition was also held among the students on peace day. With their creative skills students painted the themes of peace.
Teaches day was celebrated. The staff briefed students about the significance of the teachers day. Students made cards to show their respect and love for their teachers.
Mothers meeting held at peace schools where the mothers discussed the issues of their children and also shared their challenges of the daily life. The mothers were very satisfied with the studies of their children the mothers also demanded the up gradation of the school from primary to higher secondary level so they can continue the studies of their children particularly their daughters.
Visit to Lahore Science Mela
Khwarzami Science Society organized the Lahore Science Mela every year, where The progression towards a more scientifically immersed community continues as the KSS plans to organize the third Science Mela, in collaboration with the Ali Institute of Education. The LSM Series comprises of annual science festivals organized to cater to the need for the promulgation of scientific ideas and news among the general public.
Students from the Peace schools attended the Science Mela and learn about the different concepts beyond the textbooks. That was a very good learning opportunity for the students as well as a very first time for the students to learn about the new things. The students were very interested in the experiences and learnt much about the experiences.
Fun activity with prep class
The fun activity was arranged with the students of the prep class. Students blow the balloons and had fun with the little activity. The students enjoyed the activity. The students who won the prize was awarded with little prizes i.e chocolates and the sweets. The objective was to engage the students in the activity and to increase the interaction among the students and the teachers.
Global Handwash day
Global Handwashing Day is an international handwashing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. Washing hands at critical points during the day and washing with soap are both important.
The objective was to raise the awareness among the students about the significance of the handwashing, keeping in view the hygiene practices of the community and the students, it was important to educate the students about the significance of handwashing. The teachers guided the students how to wash their hands properly.
Visit to Peace School
Prize distribution ceremony and the staff appreciation ceremony held at peace schools. The students who participated in the competition performed their songs and presented their speeches in front of the distinguished guests.
The president FACES Pakistan and the secretary general appreciated the performances of the students and also awarded them with prizes. The staff was also appreciated for the efforts for the students. The principal was awarded with shield and the prize for her remarkable contribution towards the improvement of the school.
Practice class for drawing competition
The students were so anxious to participate in the drawing competition to be held on 21.10.2019. keeping in view the increased number of students, who were willing to participate, the principal and the teachers set the criteria for participation in the school and
Drawing capitation at Alhamra
The inter school drawing competition held at Alhamra arts council, Lahore. Students from the peace school participated in the competition. Students draw the theme of peace, and spring. The students were awarded by the certificate of appreciation there.
Polio Awareness Campaign
Keeping in view the sensitivity of the issue, peace school is a part of District health department awareness campaign to end polio. In this regard the meeting held with the representative of the polio campaign, district health department and the management of the peace school. In the meeting it was decided that the peace school will take an active part in community awareness and the Polio awareness camping and the World polio day, awareness session walk with district health department. On world polio day an awareness session held at peace school and the walk within the community with the students and the influential of the community held.
Friday activity held at school, where students learn about the drawing and the colour recognition. Attachments: