Sunbeams’ green walk brings out the residents of capital

Islamabad: Sunbeams School System, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), promoting education for disadvantaged children in remote rural and peri-urban areas of the country, organized a walk in Shah Allah Ditta, to raise awareness about the environment.

Sunbeams organized ‘Green Walk 2021’ in collaboration with other NGOs, government departments, and civil society members. Citizens of the capital participated with enthusiasm and enjoyed a day out in the sun and different activities that were carefully planned including nature walk, talks by the environmentalists, clean-up and tree-plantation drive in partnership with CDA, and a lucky draw for the participants.

At a time when indoor events are banned due to the pandemic, an outdoor event organized with strict SOPs in place, was a perfect excuse for nature enthusiasts and conscientious citizens of the twin cities to enjoy the green and lush surroundings and take part in a healthy and positive activity.

The short 1 Km walk Green Walk started from the Eid Gah at Shah Allah Ditta and culminated at the Buddha caves site. Shah Allah Ditta is a part of the capital that is replete with natural, historical and environmental wonders. Fast becoming a center of attention, it is important that the area’s striking features are protected, promoted, and enhanced.

Chairperson of Sunbeams, Ainee Nasir Jamy, while speaking at the occasion said, “We are hopeful that this Green Walk will help us create awareness about the environment and education in the country. Sunbeams is currently running 22 schools and we are also mobilizing youth to participate in healthy activities.

In Shah Allah Ditta, 8 Sunbeams Schools are already providing quality education to the young minds and we hope that more partners will continue to join in our efforts to promote the causes of education and environment. I would also like to acknowledge and thank our current partners, especially Capital Development authority (CDA) and the media for their support in making today’s activity a success. Our mission is to make access to quality education possible for all and also ensure that we are all aware of our responsibilities towards environment and the society”.

Everyone who attended the event appreciated Sunbeams and the positive impact it is creating by making the citizens aware about the importance of a clean and green environment as the area has seen rapid development in recent years.

Activities such as Green Walk 2021 will help the local population also take ownership of their children’s future and take a more active role in protecting their environment. Currently, Sunbeams School System is educating over 3,400 children and employs 180 trained teachers in its schools situated in Islamabad, Lahore, Khushab, Okara, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot and Sheikhupura. Sunbeams has a vision to spread the light of learning to each and every child in Pakistan and develop a low-cost model that delivers a high-quality education.