KARACHI: Children from all backgrounds playing together and having fun under one roof; this is the true representation of Universal Children’s Day. We believe that fostering compassionate action is vital to the children’s wellbeing,” said Nasreen Hasan, teacher at Dawood Public School and organizer of the event.
Keeping up with the spirit of Universal Children’s Day, the Dawood Public School (DPS), with the help of volunteering parents of DPS students, organised a colourful program for children of all ages. The theme of the day was sharing and caring that aimed to bring children from all backgrounds to play and work together creating a sense of equality and harmony amongst them.
The event featured around 3,000 students from different schools who were engaged in thrilling activities. Students from Dawood Public School, Rahat-e-Islamia School (adopted by The Dawood Foundation) participated along with students from other schools including Khatoon-e-Pakistan School, Lady Marium Adamjee School, Aclep and The Society for the Rehabilitation of Special Children.
The participants were amazed to watch a delightful magic show in which the magician performed different tricks and illusions. The teachers also celebrated creativity of art with chalk activities, enabling youngsters to embrace positive influences that help shape their world while adding to the quality of life in community. Students also enjoyed bubble show, play dough activity and slime making.
Volunteering parents of DPS students also contributed substantially to make this event memorable for the students by bringing beautifully wrapped gifts and jumping castles. Each volunteer assisted DPS staff in managing the event while relishing their time in activities with children.
‘We are delighted to volunteer with DPS in hosting these marvellous children from less-privileged schools from Karachi. It is important for us, as adults to teach the values of individuals without discrimination to our children.’ Said Dr. Farah, a volunteering parent of a student at DPS.
Commenting on the unwavering efforts of staff, teachers, students of DPS and volunteers, Talat Hashimi from the Society for the Rehabilitation of Special Children said “We would like to thank the students of Dawood Public School and everyone including teachers parents who dedicated their time and efforts in inculcating the empathy in our children and inspired them to become better human beings.