The Women’s Committee of the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan hosted an event on 8 October 2018 in Kabul to coincide with World Teachers’ Day. The day’s programme brought together over 80 students and 10 volunteer teachers from various Jamatkhanas across Kabul.

Attendees participated in a range of activities throughout the day, and students penned a number of essays, stories, and poems in tribute of their teachers on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day.

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world on 5 October every year. The occasion provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the role of teachers in the development of students and society. The day aims to focus on appreciating the positive impact of teachers despite their often limited resources.

At the event in Kabul, volunteer teachers were on hand to assist students with writing difficulties, and by the end of the day the students were able to write their own names, which brought joy to the teachers, and highlighted their positive impact.

President of the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan Mr. Mir Ahmad Joyenda, and Chairman of the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board Khuram Baig Salimi delivered speeches on the day. Both the President and Chairman encouraged students to continue learning and support their families by expanding their knowledge.

The President and Chairman expressed their gratitude to the volunteer teachers for their support. It was encouraging to all to witness optimism and hope for all the students and volunteer teachers present. The Women’s committee plans to hold similar educational programming in other parts of the country.