In such an endeavor, SACH has conducted an orientation session in Rawalpindi for students of Basic Education Community School, Pindora Rawalpindi in commemoration of the World Children’s Day on Friday November 20, 2015. The session was delivered to 114 students in which 60 were Afghan students of primary level about child rights and Ms. Tayyaba Tahir from SACH - Struggle for Change gave a brief introduction of the organization and shared with audience that the organization is devoted to the cause of upholding human rights. The discussion took place within the context of World Children’s Day. The purpose of the activity was to sensitize the participants about various issues arising in the context of Pakistan that are faced by the children of our country.
A session by Ms. Tayyaba Tahir, Senior Psychosocial Counselor, and Ms. Saba Gul, Psychosocial Counselor – SACH, highlighted the disturbed psychological patterns in children due to deprivation of basic human rights and ways to deal with such problems.
The participants were encouraged to take active part in the discussion, where they shared various problems they face in routine life. The discussion was directed in a way to assist the participants find solutions to their problems by them.
In her concluding note, Ms. Tayyaba Tahir shared that the organization has been working for the childrensince its inception. SACH has been at the center-stage for ratification of “United Nations Child Rights Convention” by Government of Pakistan. She shared that the activity was part of SACH’s interventions for street living and working children under its Child Protection Program. The discussion will not only highlight the situation of child rights observance in the country, but will also help develop a better understanding regarding child rights and their conditions among human rights activists working for the cause.