Kalash children rally for education
KALASH, Sept 20: To increase enrollment ratio in the government primary schools of Kalash valleys, an education rally was held by the students of Kalasha primary schools and Alif Ailaan (Transforming Education Pakistan).
The students from Kalasha Dur Private Institute of Kalasha tradition and Kalasha primary school Mumuret (Bumborate) were carrying banners and placards inscribed with the messages asking parents to enroll their children in schools and Alif Ailaan literatures, Chalo chalo School Chalo ‘asking children to go for school and eliminate poverty’ go to school reduced illiteracy’’.
The rally started from Kalasha Dur School at Brun Mumuret and passing through various villages in Mumuret on the way to Tameer-e-Millat itw as joined by other children as well. The rally covered more than four kilometers area. The students were chanting slogans in favor of education.
Address the rally, Sher Alam, teacher of Kalasha primary school Mumuret, said, “Children should focus on education and should be obedient to their parents.’’
Addressing the teachers and students, Luke Rehmat, the district network coordinator of Alif Ailaan, said, “Pakistan is facing hard time in its history as 25 million children are out of school in the country and so many are dropping out after enrollment.
He emphasized the need to enroll as many students as possible and also urged students and parents to ask their parents, friends to approach their elected representatives with a request to inform them about the steps they were taking for the promotion of education.
Rehmat added that for the quality education the current system was not useful as teachers were provided according to number of students. He said if government was really interested in providing quality education, there should be at least seven rooms in a primary and six teachers. The six rooms will be available for students and one room for staff. In this way, it would be possible to impart quality education, he added.