For girls attending the Premier American School in Pakistan’s capital city of Lahore, getting a quality education is only the beginning.
Celebrating International Women’s Day
Observed every year since 1911, International Women’s Day is a worldwide celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women everywhere.
This year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter, reminds everyone that the case for women’s rights isn’t a case against anyone: Rights for women and girls around the globe bring balance and a better world for all of us.
How can we all help forge a path to equality for women around the world?
The Premier American School is showing the way in Lahore, Pakistan.
Balance for a Better World
Part of the American International School System, the Premier American School in Lahore is observing International Women’s Day this year with a gala afternoon event to be held on the school’s beautiful 11-acre campus, organized by the school’s social group, the PAS Sunshine Club.
The celebration will be centered around educating young women and girls about their rights, their career opportunities, and the cornerstone importance of the role they play in family and social life in Pakistan.
Event organizers have planned fun, learning activities for attending students of all ages, and their families, to enjoy along with singing, games and refreshments; a special tea with plenty of cake for everyone.
The event will also feature six distinguished female guest speakers, whom organizers hope will inspire young female students to dream big. Equality, the importance of completing their education, remaining dedicated to their studies, and self-esteem are only a few of the topics guest speakers will cover.
Since the Premier American School is dedicated to providing a top-quality education to all students, ensuring young women leave the school with marketable skills, a career path forward, even educational and employment opportunities abroad, is something school administrators take very seriously.
With this event, and in joining International Women’s Day, the PAS Sunshine Club hopes to encourage young female students of the school to pursue their interests and talents to the fullest. Organizers hope to inspire and empower young girls, helping them create a vision of a successful future in any field they choose.
The school’s faculty will be in attendance, and all students are invited along with their families and friends.
Bringing People Together Through Education
The American International School System, headquartered in New Jersey and founded in 2007 by doctor, businessman and philanthropist, Dr. Munr Kazmir and business partner John Allison, now educates over 2,000 students spread throughout five campuses and three countries.
It is an independent, coeducational day school based on International Schooling model, with a curriculum designed to challenge talented students in science, math, and technology.
Global Good Citizens
The American International School System is also dedicated to preparing students for a well-rounded, more globalized future, as people around the world become increasingly connected by technology.
While respectful of traditional cultural values in the communities it serves, and with a deep desire to remain connected to social, religious and cultural roots, the AISS understands globalization means coexistence.
AISS offers world-class education to a diverse population of students from Pre-K to High School, with a highly-skilled, multi-ethnic, multi-racial faculty seeking to ensure that each student receives the highest possible quality and level of education.
All AISS programs are designed to promote mutual respect; inspire and challenge students; and nurture upstanding future citizens of the world, instilling in them a deep commitment to make their unique contribution to the world.
Making the world a better place for all of us.
Wherever you celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow, may you do the same.
(contributing writer, Brooke Bell)