09 November, 2008

Actions lie louder than words!

If one may ask me regarding the basic and the foremost right of every individual born in a society, which shall be prearranged irrespective of race, color, gender or ethnicity, than I would refer everyone’s attention to education. The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives, and if we as a nation do not cater to the providence of this essential right to everyone, than it is but obvious that we are not just ruining the present of our society but also devastating the future of those deprived individuals and the public at large. If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.

Understanding the value of this need to be catered, our practicum teacher Mrs. Rashida Valika (practiccum course director & student advisor of SZABIST university) planned out a guideline for us, the students of SZABIST university, to work for educating the underprivileged children of Pakistan. It came to us as a realization that it’s a chance for us to make a difference and not only bring a favorable change in the lives of the underprivileged children, but also it’s a minute contribution towards paying back to our country in the form of our service.

In order to start from somewhere, we chose Zindagi Trust (Sultanabad Campus) as our spectrum of service where our main focus was to guide and be mentors of the preexisting teachers of the respective institution. It is a known fact that the mediocre teacher tells, The good teacher explains, The superior teacher demonstrates, but The great teacher inspires and for that matter it was indeed necessary to enrich the teachers mind with this very concept that the teachers teach more by what they are than by what they say. This is the most essential reason why our course director Mrs Valika identified this area to catered by forming a group of teacher mentors, of which I was a part.

It was a great experience working with the teachers and for the teacher of Zindagi Trust. We covered every possible aspect by which the teachers could understand that if a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. And the idea didn’t disappoint us. We could see possible changes after every little step we took to take this understanding forward. From creativity and leadership to teachers personality and motivation, everything was addressed to the teachers at Zindagi Trust. Also Stress Management, Positivism, Class room & Behavior Management , Diversification and identification of the areas of change for themselves were also delivered and grasped with much value and consideration.

Bearing in mind this great experience with the people of Zindagi Trust I would like to assure to every individual of Pakistan who is willing to serve his/her country and community by contributing their time and service, that this is a closely knitted network and one would find a lot of support by media, NGO’s and their communities to take their spirits forward in order to serve the people of their country and make the world a better place. All you and I need to do is, take an action!


Blogger Manish Kumar said...

Well said !

8:16 PM  
Blogger Dawn....सेहर said...

Awesome thought my dear! I see chutki has grown a big time :)
Love you dear
Keep smiling

12:00 AM  
Blogger Gumnaaaam said...

lols thnks jee, now teme which hand do u think is mine in the pic above

12:03 AM  
Blogger Dawn....सेहर said...

I am guessing dear its 'together' written on your hand???

Khush rahein sada
Luv u dear

7:37 AM  
Blogger Dawn....सेहर said...

yea phir....We Can????

7:38 AM  
Blogger Gumnaaaam said...

2gthr is correct :-)

9:50 AM  

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