Peace School for Afghan Refugees and Host Communities
Report –November 2019- February 2020
Sadia is a student of 4th class at Peace school. She is the eldest among 5 siblings. Her father is working as salesman in a garments shop and mother is a home-based worker. She used to stay at home and through middleman get some home-based work. She can hardly contribute 3-4 thousand per month in family income. They are living in a rented place where they all the 7 family members are living in one small room. She use to help her mother as an unpaid family helper in her order work and also looks after her siblings. Living in such a life she is still an outstanding student of the school and actively participates in every activity. She wanted to become a doctor in future. She said it’s so painful for her that her mother is sharing the family burden and also a victim of domestic violence. She said she wanted to enjoy the leisure time with the friends in community but she has to do a lot of work after school.
Colour recognition activity
The school conducts regular activities with the students of the Prep and the 1 class. The activity has been conducted to familiarize the students with the colours and their names. The activity helped students to recognize the colours in a very interesting way and the students enjoyed the learning.
The students have regular sessions on the peace and harmony and they are also engaged with the different extracurricular activities. Students of the peace school participated in an in house activity where they delivered the speeches on interfaith harmony and also sing the songs of peace. That activity helped them to learn about the peace in the life and in their surroundings.
Awareness Raising-World Toilet Day
World Toilet Day (WTD) is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to achieve sanitation for all and end open defecation.
Keeping in view the community and the significance of the day, every year peace schools commemorates the peace school to raise the awareness among the students. Since the community is lacking the hygiene and the significance of the hygiene so that the activity helped the children to understand the concepts.
Universal children day
The United Nations' (UN) Universal Children's Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. ... Universal Children's Day promotes the welfare of and understanding between children.
For Children's Day, many activities were organized by schools and, that focus on having fun and lively activities that kids of the peace school participated and enjoyed.
Mothers Meeting- 16 Days of Activism
Mothers meeting held at peace schools to mark the significance of 16-days of activism. The mothers were briefed about the significance of these days, and also a session held on domestic violence. Mothers took great interest in the session and also shared some of their experiences.
The result of the 3rd term examinations was announced and the successful students were awarded with the appreciation award. The students were encouraged in the session and principal and the staff appreciated them for their interest in the studies.
Children Literature Festival Lahore
The students of the peace school participated in the festival. It was a very exciting experience for the students as they never attended such activity in their lifetime. The students learned about the different science experiments and also attended story telling sessions there. These kind of activities helped the students to learn about the different experiences other than the text books.
Keeping in view the winters, the fun activity was held at school. The students made snow mans with the cotton and with drawings on papers. That activity helped students to enjoy the weather. The students as they never saw the snow fall in their life, enjoyed and learned a lot from the activity.Attachments: