These beautiful greeting cards are hand embroidered by the students of LWCO to support their schools. The stores that carry these cards donate ALL of the proceeds to the students in Pakistan.
Hello Dear People,
My name is Tehmina, and I have been an LWCO student for the last year.
I got married three years ago and have a baby girl now. I never went to school before as it was hard for girls from my village to go far from their homes and learn something. After my marriage, I came to this village to live with my husband and his family.
It was a difficult experience for me to live without my family. I was very attached to my mother and I had never been away from her before. Most of the time I sat alone in the house and thought about my family and friends and all the good times I had before I got married.
After the birth of my daughter, all my interest went to her. I wished she would have a better life than me and get an education. My mother-in-law asked me to go with her to the LWCO school for the diploma ceremony. Many women in the village were receiving diplomas and all the women in the village were invited to attend the ceremony and congratulate them. [to see a picture of a diploma ceremony go to the homepage of www.lwco.org] When I saw the happiness and pride on the faces of the diploma women, I wished to join them. My mother-in-law encouraged me to attend the school. She said the LWCO school welcomes everybody, and I could take my daughter with me.
Now I have something interesting to do every day, and I have made many friends. I can read and write my name and the name of my daughter. I feel so good about the way I am learning something new every day. I know when my daughter grows up she will be proud of me and will be good student herself. I want to send thanks to all the people who made this possible for me and my daughter.
Translated by Pawan Ilyas – teacher LWCO
Hello friends of Little World Community Organization. I am Shagufta, a hopeful and helpful student in an LWCO school. My teacher took these photos so I can share my life with you. I am so happy to have a school to go to every day to learn and be with friends. I hope you enjoy seeing how I live.
Assalam o alaikum respected people of Little World Community Organization.
My name is Zainab, and I live in a small village in Northern Pakistan with my eight family members. We are my grandmother, my mother, my father, my two brothers, and we three sisters.
My grandmother always said the boys are important in a family because they carry on the name of the forefathers. She said my brothers must go to school and get a good education so they can support our parents and their families. She told my parents to keep me and my sisters at home because it was a waste to send a girl to school. Because my grandmother was the oldest person in the house, we had to obey her and respect her decision. I prayed to God and asked for help.
One day the teacher from the LWCO school came to my house and talked to my mother and my grandmother. The teacher said it is important for girls to get an education so they can be better mothers and help their family. My grandmother could not accept this, but the teacher continued visiting our house. She was so humble and kind that my grandmother started enjoying her visits. One day my sisters and I came home from washing clothes at the river, and my grandmother was gone. My mother said my grandmother was visiting the LWCO school with the teacher. When my grandmother came back home, she was a different woman. She said this was a good school, and she told my father to send me and my sisters there.
Every day when I return home from school, my grandmother is waiting for me. She wants me to tell her everything I did that day. I am able to measure with tape and make patterns for clothes. I make clothes for my family and clothes to sell. I am very proud that I can share the burden of caring for my family financially. I know my grandmother is proud of me, too.
Translated by Shumila – LWCO Volunteer