TEA organises an orientation workshop with ‘Champions for Change”

By GR Junejo

Mithi: Thar Education Alliance (TEA) arranged an orientation workshop with ‘Champions for Change’ more than 50 education promoter women actively participated in this workshop and expressed their story of activism too at the conclusion.

TEA, Program Lead, Sarang Ram Mathrani, started the workshop with introductory the session, and also briefly expressed the details of projects and the responsibilities of these champions.

He shared that, Thar Education Alliance is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead, and also breaks down the barriers preventing more than 130 million girls around the world from going to schools. ‘We invest in local educators and advocates — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We believe girls should speak for themselves and tell leaders what they need to learn and achieve their potential.

A diverse participation from different areas of Tharparkar were going through a post and pre-evaluation the survey form, in which they shared about their previous experience if they participated in any activity before, they highlighted any issue of their local community regarding education, or their experience of speech before.

While talking with media personals, Shabana, ‘A change agent from Chachro shared emphasized that opportunity and out-door exposure matters in the life of a girl, if a female could not participate in any kind of community gathering, if she is can initiate a setup of a parlor, saloon, machine, or coaching for these categories we must appreciate and support her cause, but don’t know why still in the 21st century and in an era of technology the appeals of society matters, we need to counter the taboos.’

Farzana, a participant shared that your start-up or first step might be a punch to the people of your surrounding but with the passage of time when you succeed after facing hundreds of obstacles and challenges, your immediate family and relatives will see you in a different eye. ‘Our palaces should be our shelters, we can’t accept them like a cage, so shelters could be the source of encouragement and inspiration.’

Majority of the participants were also highlighted the educational problems in their local community, that how difficult it is to go to school in primary or for higher education, they mentioned that early marriages are also the key component of this issue, whereat parents or family is not matched literate they prefer to knot the tie of the relation of their daughters either to enroll them in schools.’

Devi Kumari, only educated female in her village also shared her message and told that there are more than 500 houses in her village, but not a single girl is enrolled in school expect her. ‘When my father decided to go for my admission my all uncles and relatives opposed his decision, but it was my dream and he was the only way to make it true, so he just true his words and commitment, and after completing my formal education in these days I’m working with many Thar based social and development sectors, I’ve visited Thar in various fields, and today I can proudly say that my cousins are excited to do studies, and I convinced her family members, they’re happy with it.’

Budget governance and learning outcomes were also discussed as objectives, and these ‘Champions for Change’ will playing an instrumental role in the overall projects for the betterment of education. Education is perhaps one of the most important ingredients to a happy, successful, and constructive life. In fact, having access to a good education during childhood and your early adulthood can make a real difference in your later life. In the ideal case, education and educators inspire pupils and students to open and expand their minds. Even more importantly, a good education system skillfully prepares young children for life.

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