Faaria – a girl saved from Child Marriage

During a self-growth session, Bedari saw a fourteen years old girl, Faaria (far right on photo in black dress) sitting quietly at a corner. Faaria is the brightest student amongst all of the girls and she always showed her full participation in the activities we hold during the sessions. Therefore, it was a shock for Bedari team to see her like that. On asking her about her this state, she started crying. After that she […]

A successful District Convention with Political parties

Bedari Gujranwala organized District Convention under the project, “Deepening Democracy and Election Support in Pakistan – DESP” by FAFEN.  District Presidents of political parties including, PMLN (Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz), PPP (Pakistan Peoples Party), PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf), Awami Workers Party, PMLQ (Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam) attended the session.  A large number of people including women and minorities also participated in the convention. The said political leaders were as follows:   Rana Maqsood Ahmad (General Secretary/DeputyMayor-PMLN) Mushtaq […]

Another Exposure Trip-Girls living their heart out!

Another exposure visit was organized under the project BCMFC (Building Child marriage Free Communities) with those students who are getting transportation from Bedari, Vehari for their education. Bedari is facilitating 10 students from different villages of Vehari. A visit was planned for these beneficiaries in order to enhance their learning, meet Ma’am Shamilla Aslam-Local MPA, and enjoy the moment as well. Young girls visited the Wild Life Park and really enjoyed it. Different activities were […]

Second Exposure Visit-Boosting the confidence of Girls!

Bedari has been running a program ‘Girls’ Post Primary Level Education’ since 2009 with financial support from Girls Education International in district Chakwal of Pakistan. During this second phase, Bedari conducted second exposure trip for the girls benefitted through this program. Following the first, second exposure visit is arranged on the demand of the girls in September 2016. The girls were taken to Taxila*. In this visit, members of Child Protection Committee also participated. In […]

Saira Aziz and Nazish Aziz are learning tailoring now

Saira Aziz and Nazish Aziz have joined a skill training center in Vehari. It was made possible by one of Bedari friends who collected donations for Bedari and made it possible for us to support these two girls. They have taken up a six months long course. They are learning sewing and embroidery. Moreover, a sewing machine has also been provided to them.  19 years old Saira is the eldest among all siblings, has one […]

Nasreen – A Victim of Child Marriage

My name is Nasreen and I am 20 years old. My father is a laborer. I have 6 siblings. I was married at the age of 12 along with my elder sister who was 13 years old. The marriages were held together in order to reduce the expense of two marriages to one. My husband was 16 years older than me. At the start of our marriage he was fine with me but then he […]

The Results Announced – Our girls passed with flying colors

Bedari, with support from Girls Education International (GEI) has been supporting 101 girls for their post primary education. All the girls appeared for their annual exams in the year 2016. The results for most of the classes have been announced. Here are the details: 35 girls appeared for exams from grade 6 and 7, and 21 from grade 8, all of them passed their exam successfully. 25 girls appeared for the secondary exams, and all of […]

Education leads to Rabia’s economic empowerment

“The sole purpose of women is to do household chores and raise children. Their education is rather poin tless.” I grew up listening to these words. I grew up watching my mother harvesting crops and grazing the cattle. Whenever my parents would have an argument, my maternal grandfather was the only one with enough power to put an end to the fight.  Although, my father was strictly against girls going out of the village for education; […]

Girls learn skills to earn their own living

Bedari organized a training session on hand made jewelry for girls benefiting from its girls education program in Chakwal on 25th July, 2016. The training was conducted under “Girls Education Program”. Thirty-five girls attended the training where they were taught different techniques for making jewelry with their hands without using expensive tools/machines. These girls are already being supported in their post primary education. The skill training is the value addition component of the program. It […]

Bedari conducts training of health staff on being youth friendly

 Bedari provided training to 35 female health staff including lady health workers, lady health visitors, and female staff of Basic Health Units and Rural Health Centers in district Vehari (Punjab, Pakistan). It was aimed at facilitating them on providing youth friendly health services to young girls. It has been observed that young girls especially in their teens usually have serious health issues especially sexual and reproductive health problems, but they do not consult the staff […]