KARACHI: The students of SMB Fatima Jinnah Govt Girls School paid a warm tribute to teachers across Pakistan by forming a human chain message commemorating Teachers’ Day.
The gathered students formed the phrase “Salam Ustaad” in Urdu, sending a strong message of recognition and respect to the individuals who work tirelessly to educate the future of the country.
Inspired by a similar human sentence that was recently formed in Manila, Phillipines, over 1000 students of the school got together to organise the human chain message.
International Teachers Day is celebrated around the world on October 5 th to send a strong message of support to teachers. The occasion also brings opportunities to discuss issues faced by teachers.
In Pakistan, teachers are mostly dedicated professionals who are aware of their shortcomings, and are eager to improve their performance. A study by Alif Ailaan shows that in order to improve their effectiveness in the classrooms, teachers require trainings, textbooks of high quality, a curriculum that is based on the learning needs of children, and a language policy that takes into account the cultural and linguistic diversity that constitutes the fabric of Paksitani society.
Pakistani teachers need guidance, mentoring, and safe environment to work in, but perhaps most of all, teachers need to be heard.
Inspiring displays of recognition, like the one displayed by the students of SMB Fatima Jinnah Govt Girls School, go a long way in building the confidence of teachers and recognizing the trust parents across the country have in the nation’s teachers.