To commemorate 16 days of activism to end Gender Based Violence, SACH – Struggle for Change organized an event with the title of “EDUCATIONAL FESTA” in Aryana Experimental High School Nothia, Peshawar Cant on December 10, 2015. The activity was started with the recitation of Holy Quran by an Afghan Religious Scholar. The scheduled event was consisted on Pictorial Presentation, Success Story, Painting Competition, Poetry and an interview with a Psychologist and Lawyer regarding GBV. All the segments were arranged as per the theme of the year “Make Education Safe for all”.
The event was joined by Mr. Samad Khan UNHCR representative, Mr. Khalil KarimiFocal Person of Afghan Student Union Peshawar University, Community Members including Influential persons, Religious clerics, youth, Students and teachers. All the participants including renowned guests appreciated SACH staff for organizing such an informative event to involve Afghan Students for the purpose to eliminate Gender Based Violence. In the event it was reflected that education is the basic right of all persons without gender discrimination. Regarding female education, it was also visualized that female also have the due right to get education and they should not be deprived from their rights.
In the event focal person of Afghan Students Union, Peshawar University appreciated SACH and UNHCR efforts for the development of Afghan Refugees. He gave his view point on female education and their key role in the societythat by educating a single woman is like to educate a generation. He insisted that education is the right of every person and they should not be deprived from their rights. In today’s world the power of a pen is the strongest weapon on the globe. It is education that changes the world and brings behavioral changes in the society; it is the sign of development of a nation. He also shared with the participants about child abused that children are the future of a nation and we should encourage and facilitate them to seek knowledge.
Principle of Aryana Experimental High School encouraged the students about education that education is the most important tool in 21st century and no one can live a happy life without it. He appreciated SACH organization for organizing such an informative event that enhanced the knowledge of the students as well other community members about the importance of education and GBV. At the end he appreciated all the segments of the activity and announced cash prizes for the talented students.
At the end Task Manager pay a grateful thanks to all the participants’ especially religious clerics, influential persons, teachers, youth and students, who made the event successful with their participation. He shared with the participants that gender discrimination is the biggest social evil of our society that creates hurdles in our development. Everyone have their rights to live a happy life and to acquire their rights, for which education is the most important tool.We should get together to raise voice against gender based violence and provide every possible facility and right to our generations.