November 14, 2014
On a visit to government schools in Sukkur and Shikarpur, young ambitious girls from grades 2-5 were chosen to form a Girl’s Student Club in each school. They were empowered to become student leaders and take up responsibility to bring out of school children of their community to school, ensure cleanliness and hygiene of school, plant trees and vegetation for a fresher school environment, offer suggestions for the School Improvement Program and facilitate library and sport activities in school. At the Bagerjee Primary School for girls, three of the leaders- Tayaba, Ramsha and Alishba displayed heart warming results within an hour of selection; after school, instead of going home, the girls quietly went off into the field and returned to school with a young girl, Uroosa who excitedly joined the camp for out of school children going on at that time. Witnessing such a positive immediate response, the leaders were galvanized for the #upforschool campaign the next day. They enthusiastically took charge of the forms, promising to return them with signatures from their class mates and family members. It was an amazing response, much more charged than that of any teacher or SMC member!