On October 11th, the Pakistan Girl Guides Association (PGGA) celebrated the International Day of the Girl at its National Headquarters. Almost 700 young girls in primary school from 25 different schools in the twin cities attended the event.
The Guides provided a novel approach to various activities: the children were divided into groups and moved from one activity to the next, ensuring that the children did not gather in one place. Personal hygiene, personal security, games, talent shows, birth registration, and an opportunity for young girls to express their aspirations artistically as Dreams of a girl were among the activities.
Ms. Wajiha Akram, Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Professional Training, performed the opening ceremony. The Guides also participated in the WHO’s Wear a Mask, Save Pakistan initiative.
During the celebration of the International Day of the Girl, WHO country representative Dr. Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala launched the campaign. WHO also sponsored gifts for the youngsters and supplied masks to the Guides.
UNICEF also took part in the event by setting up stations where children could learn about the necessity of registering their births. WASH, Dettol, and Colgate sponsored personal hygiene stations. Both dignitaries stopped by the activity stations to speak with the kids.
Ms. Syma Nadeem, MNA, Parliamentary Secretary for IPC, was the guest of honor during the event. She was very interested in the program and visited all of the activity stations because she was an active girl guide in her school. She wants to help expand Guiding to all schools because she believes it is a healthy and much-needed activity for Pakistan’s young.
On Monday, the National Headquarters of the PGGA was decorated with colorful buntings and balloons, and the fresh, eager faces of the young girls added to the cheerful atmosphere. Their aspirations were not disappointed, either. The day was memorable since it had both vital learning content and pleasant activities.
Celebrations of International Day of the Girl Pakistan Girl Guides Association National Headquarters Celebrated International Day of the Girl at its NHQ on 11th October 2021.
More than 600 Junior Guides and Students (6 to 12 years old) participated.
The event was organized in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Dettol Pakistan, Colgate Pakistan, Peshawar Model School, and Parwan-e-Khanum. Ms. Syma Nadeem, Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination, and Ms. Wajiha Akram, Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Education and Professional Training were the guests of Honour.
Dr. Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala, World Health Organization’s Representative in Pakistan visited the event and launched their campaign “Wear a Mask & Save Pakistan”. Masks were distributed among the participants of the event.
The wife of the British High Commissioner Mrs. Claire Turner also visited and met the girls. She appreciated the Pakistan Girl Guides Association for their efforts for the empowerment of the girls and advocating the Global Issues.
Mrs. Mari Maud Sabri, National Commissioner PGGA received the Guests and briefed them about the activities being organized at different stations. During the event, Girls had the opportunity to experience enjoyable activities, reinforce healthy habits and practices and express their aspirations.
The program was carried out in the form of activity stations, some indoors and some outdoors. Activities regarding Assuring personal safety, Reinforcement of Personal Hygiene by Dettol Pakistan, Oral Hygiene by Colgate Pakistan, Importance of Birth Registration by UNICEF, Personal Hygiene by WASH, A Girl’s Dreams (which included Girls dreams for their future, their ideal personalities, and the world they want to see), Games, and Talent Show were part of the event.
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