Youngsters train the future women workforce at the Government Girls School
My part in registering rebellion acts, for the sake of making this land a better place to live, maybe very small or nearly none but I believe in the quotation, “A jug fills drop by drop” which keeps me determined to my efforts of saving this country. Pakistan has been facing the issue of gender discrimination ever since its formation. The major thing that gets affected due to this biasness is the education of women. People find it very easy to engage girls in the household chores and deprive them of attaining necessary education. Even if the girls are allowed basic education, then they are discouraged to chase their dreams of grasping higher education. This kind of social injustice brings forth uncountable problems which nullify the efforts taken for the progress and stability of our beloved homeland.
There is a network of like-minded individuals within my varsity termed as “Constructive Students Network” whose aim is to construct a positive change in the society. Recently, we conducted a workshop in a Government Girls school where we gave them lectures on career counseling and social responsibility. To raise voice against such a social evil of gender discrimination, we stepped forward through various easy-to-impart notions and fun-to-learn activities. This visit granted me satisfaction from within that that the girls in school learnt to voice-out their opinions in the workshop we held at their institution. It was delighting to see such youthful minds speaking of becoming the likes of an atomic scientist, a news anchor, a pilot in the future. “What to be and what not to be” was thoroughly discussed among them and we told them that the world isn’t limited to “Doctors and Engineers” by giving them examples of female role models like Namira Saleem-Pakistan’s first woman in space, Samina Baig – Young Pakistani mountaineer, Razia Bhatti-the symbol of courage in Pakistani Journalism. Both the sessions were diffused with numerous interactive games and activities which could practically impose the importance of both subjects and instill some positive changes in the mindsets of the students. The drawbacks of littering, breaking traffic rules and disrespecting the elders were elaborated to them. The students were also delineated the one-liners such as “Education is the only way out”, “If trees fall, we all fall”, “Verbal abuse is still abuse”, “Save paper, save wildlife” through a Picture Depiction activity which made them aware of the environmental hazards and notified them of the environmental-friendly daily-life practices.
At the last, we received some written feedbacks from the students and they bid farewell to us. Truly, this workshop made a positive impact on the young minds and it filled my aim for sure. I want to see my homeland grow and progress. More importantly, I wish that it achieves the progress it needs to advance, and perhaps to survive!