KARACHI, Pakistan: Thar Foundation held the first tri-lingual spellathon for all Thar Foundation managed-schools in Tharparkar.
As many as 72 school students between the ages of four and 14, from six campuses of Thar Foundation, participated in the spelling competition. The tournament was judged by a panel of experts where the majority of the words given to the children were unknown words and the children used their phonetic knowledge to correctly spell the words.
The campuses that participated in the spellathon included Aban Jo Tarr, Ahsan Shah Jo Tarr, Jeando Dars, Khaaro Jaani, Gorano and Jaaman Samoon schools.
“It is heartening to note that the school children have performed so well given that most of these school campuses were opened only a year ago and these children have never been exposed to the English language,” Thar Foundation Manager Education Sabeen Shah said. “At Thar Foundation, we strongly believe that educating the region will positively impact the future generation and to this effect, we have established 24 school units across Thar.”
Thar Foundation is currently educating over 3,000 children in its various campuses and focuses on various extra-curricular activities to provide holistic learning and development opportunities to the children.