ISLAMABAD - Roots School System DHA1 Islamabad campus celebrated International Day of the Girl Child 2013 with enthusiasm here the other day.
Special activities were conducted including speeches, awareness campaigns, poster competitions, fund raising, cake cutting ceremony, wearing pink accessories to support this cause and giving special goody bags containing bangles, clips, earrings, hair bands, jewelry and mehndi to the under-privileged girl students of Government School, Kothan Kalan, Morgah, Rawalpindi. The term “Girl child” is commonly used to distinguish the difficult challenges faced by girls under the age 18 from those faced by women.
The UN International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated to acknowledge girls as a population that faces grave challenges including gender inequality and violence, child labor, early marriage, and discrimination at home and work.
This year marks the second International Day of the Girl Child and mainly focuses on education. This year’s theme is: ‘I am a Girl, I am Special and I have the Right to Protection’.
This initiative began as a project of Plan International, an NGO operating worldwide. Girls can affect vital changes necessary to achieve equal rights and opportunities as boys so that they can fulfill their dreams and lead a normal, healthy life.
Roots School System DHA1 campus Islamabad also celebrated this day as part of the ongoing activities of ‘Liberating the Girl Child Foundation’ popularly known as LGCF under the leadership of Neha Omair, president LGCF. Recently LGCF built an IT lab & Library at the Government School, Kothan Kalan, Morgah, Rawalpindi as part of the voluntary student community services of LGCF and Roots Youth Education Society (YES).
The IT lab was built by the fundraising done by Roots National Arts Spectrum Fashion Show. LGCF aims to give every child the best start in life and to open the doors of literacy and education for all the children of Pakistan, especially children from the rural areas of Pakistan.