Roots celebrates empowerment of girls

Islamabad:January 11:Roots School System, DHA-I Campus, Islamabad, held the inauguration ceremony of the newly renovated classrooms with modern furniture and fixtures at the Government School, Kothan Kalan, Morgah, Rawalpindi, as part of ongoing activities of Liberating the Girl Child Foundation popularly known as LGCF, says a press release issued here on Tuesday. The chief guest on the occasion was Dr. Nafisa Shah, secretary of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, and chairperson of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) in Pakistan along with other guests of honour and social dignitaries of Islamabad and Rawalpindi were invited to witness this important event. The event was arranged by the Interact Club of Roots School System, DHA-I Campus, Islamabad, under the leadership of Neha Omair, president of LGCF and the Interact Club. 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. This idea of serving the girl child was conceived and developed by Neha Omair, then, a seventh grade student. This programme when presented at the Harvard University People-to-People Programme in 2010 received tremendous appreciation. LGCF has now evolved into a Rotary International organisation with more than 500 registered members. Ms. Khadija Mushtaq Executive Director of the Roots School System, DHA-I campus, Islamabad, welcomed everyone at the inauguration ceremony and shared the success of the community service project of girl empowerment by LGCF with everyone. She has diligently been promoting and encouraging empathy and community services among all students. Riffat Mushtaq, Founder of Roots School System encouraged and appreciated the Roots School System students’ sensitivity and compassion towards the underprivileged section of the society and applauded their selfless efforts. Dr. Nafisa Shah stressed that each girl of the project is the ‘Malala’ of Pakistan who can voice the indifferences and struggle to make a positive change around her. “Each young girl is a leader of tomorrow who can mutually cooperate with the government to initiate such enlightening programs and bridge the class differences that have been created in our society,” she added. The news.

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