INTERACT CLUB OF ROOTS DHA 1 - LGCF PROJECT
Roots School System, DHA1 campus, Islamabad held the inauguration ceremony of the newly renovated classrooms with modern furniture and fixtures at the Government School, Kothan Kalan, Morgah, Rawalpindi on 10th January 2012.as part of ongoing activities of Liberating the Girl Child Foundation popularly known as LGCF. The Chief Guest for the ceremony, Rtn. Haji Iftikhar Ahmed (District Governor Nominee 2013-14) along with other Rotarians Rtn. Manzoor Hussain Malik (Assistant Governor), Rtn. Khushnud-ul-Hassan (President RC Rawalpindi), Rtn. Nosherwan Khalil Khan (Secretary RC Rawalpindi), Rtn. Taimur Khalil Khan and Rtn. Jamshed Ahmed Abbassi graced the ceremony with their presence.
This event was arranged by the Interact Club of Roots School System, DHA1 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 program when presented at the Harvard University People-to-People Program in 2010 received tremendous appreciation. LGCF has now evolved into a Rotary International organization with more than 500 registered members. LGCF is unique in the sense that currently, it has several international members with 10 global ambassadors worldwide, who are constantly generating awareness in their communities about the importance of young girls’ education in Pakistan. An integral part of our heritage is infused with the spirit of empathy and philanthropy we at Roots believe that ‘sharing is the essence of human relationship’, by inculcating values based on self-help and self-respect we have led young minds to assume their roles and responsibilities towards their community.
Ms. Khadija Mushtaq, the most inspirational, extremely dynamic mentor and Executive Director of Roots School System, DHA-1 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. Mrs. 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.
At the end, everyone visited each renovated classroom that was beautifully painted and decorated with new matching furniture setup by the student members of LGCF. The young students no longer had to share chairs. The gloomy, tattered classes now looked cheerful and wonderful with colorful themes. There was clean drinking water. New tiled floor, informative boards, fans and lights were installed. The students worked with pure love and affection, great zest and commitment to setup all the classrooms proving that the youth of today can make a positive change and work together with collective will and a common purpose in order to make the world a happy, better place to live in. The young girls of the government school were overwhelmed and overjoyed to receive this special gift of a beautiful renovated school. Now they are very happy and excited to come to school regularly to learn and acquire quality education.