Children’s day is celebrated worldwide on 20th November!
To partake in celebrating our community’s little ones, the College of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences in collaboration with Speech and Hearing Association of Pakistan carried out activities at three different places.
Our faculty members Fatima Yousuf, Rabbiah Sohail and Sonia Shah visited the Kiran Foundation and carried out an awareness session for it’s teachers. They talked about speech and language disorders, red flags that children may present with in class, and how to identify and refer to kids who may need speech therapy. They also highlighted the need for inclusive education here in Pakistan and discussed the factors that make up an inclusive setting.
Our first year students later accompanied faculty members Fatima Yousuf, Samreen Zubair, Mehek Altaf and Taleah Tariq to Sirat ul Jannah orphanage. They engaged the children in games including passing the pillow and origami. It was time well spent, the visitors felt inspired by how spirited the little ones are, the children enjoyed fully, and received goodie bags as tokens of appreciation.
Our last stop was the paediatric ward at Ziauddin University Hospital. Fatima Yousuf and Hafeez Punjani took goodie bags for the children admitted there to help make their day a little better.
Children deserve to be celebrated, all day, every day!
Happy Children’s Day!