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Malala’s Day Celebration at Aagahi Center Karachi

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July 12, 2013

CELEBRATING MALALA’S BIRTHDAY AND PETITION SIGNING AT THE AAGAHI CENTRE, A Drop In Center for Vulnerable Children, Akbar Shah Goth Korangi, KARACHI

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

 

Program:                 Petition Signing & Cards for Malala

Venue:                     Aagahi Centre, Karachi, Akbar Shah Goth, Korangi

Dated:                      July 11th, 2013

Report By:              Shaukat Ali

INTRODUCTION:

Last October 2012 , people across the globe united to send thoughts of hope and love to a brave young girl fighting for her life in Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban tried to assassinate Malala Yousafzai because of her strong voice fighting for women’s rights and youth education. The  gunmen boarded her school bus and shot her in front of her peers but Malala survived and she hasn’t stopped fighting for her ideals.

Over the past three weeks, the basic right to education has been under attack around the world – from  school shootings in Nigeria to Pakistan, where 14 young female students were massacred as their bus taking them home from university in Quetta was blown up by extremist militants. We were once again reminded of the continued need to stand behind Malala and her cause.

On July 12 , 2013– less than a year after she was attacked — Malala will mark her 16th birthday by speaking at the UN. She’ll be delivering, to the highest leadership of the UN, a set of education demands written for youth, by youth.

OBSERVATION OF PETITION SIGN AT AAGAHI CENTRE:

Activities were initiated by the Aagahi Education Centre’s   teachers with some information and background of Malala Yousuf Zai with the students. Teachers then further highlighted the purpose of signing petition among the students.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Malala’s 16th birthday was celebrated with 105 most vulnerable students enrolled at the Aagahi Centre. Many of them prepared birthday cards for Malala Yousuf Zai on her 16th birthday. Students shared their warm wishes for their brave young education soldiers.

Through our conversation with students, some of the female students told us that they really want to  follow the footsteps of  Malala Yousuf Zai as they are so much impressed with the efforts of Malala in the field of girls’ education in Pakistan; they stand by her for supporting such brave efforts. As education is the basic right for girls and enemies of  education  do not allow them to step ahead for this fundamental right.

PROMISES

Students are willing to get proper education and to play a major role for girls’ education in Pakistan. They realized that education can make a big difference in their lives. They promised not to ever abandon the path of education at any cost and will support Malala’s efforts.

ACTIVITIES

The session was concluded with children designing and writing birthday cards for Malala for her 16th Birthday and sign the online petition by Gordon and Sarah Brown that they stand tall and solidly behind Malala’s call for  spreading education amongst girls all over Pakistan and the world. Students showed great interest in the activities.

PICTURES AT A GLANCE

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The session was concluded with children designing and writing birthday cards for Malala for her 16th Birthday and sign the online petition by Gordon and Sarah Brown that they stand tall and solidly behind Malala’s call for  spreading education amongst girls all over Pakistan and the world. Students showed great interest in the activities.

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