I do not like letting go of the rock wall, it truly scares the crap out of me.
But I think it’s important to get uncomfortable and confront our fears to free ourselves of them. We ruminate on the unknown so much so that the thought and the self-doubt is so much more overwhelming than the action itself.
Each time I leap off the wall it gets a little bit easier as long as I keep putting myself out there. Cheers to growth and learning ✌🏻
Social entrepreneurship gives me hope that as young people we are capable of creating remarkable things that can turn most challenges around us into opportunities. Beyond the buzz word, and the fluff social innovation is a practical tool to transform major local and global challenges into opportunities for socioeconomic growth. #riseforchange#riseentrepreneurs#risemovement#fondazionecrt#unido#unitednations#un
WHEN WILL THE GOVERNMENT TAKE A STAND? 📢📜
*FEMALE ILLITERACY* 📕
The condition of female education in Pakistan is miserable. 🙌
We, as a nation, have failed to provide good quality and equitable education to nearly half of our population. Although conventional views and social taboos have played an integral role in impeding its progress, however lack of political will and vision, incompetent and insufficient faculty, and poor infrastructure can also be held accountable for the abysmal state of female education.
During the past sixty-seven years, Pakistan has had nine national education policies, five-year plans, one free and compulsory education act, a constitutional amendment (18th) and dozens of other schemes, seminars and conferences aimed at improving female literacy in our country. However, unfortunately, its state still remains deplorable.
This is majorly due to lack of political will and commitment.
Over the course of our history, not even a single government has realized the dire need of educating the women, and as a result of this female illiteracy is on the rise. The educational plans that were brought forth by various governments have simply been attractive policies on paper, with little or nothing to do, with practical execution.
Both, the government and the society, have spent decades fostering misplaced priorities and criminal negligence towards underestimating the potential of half of the country’s population. The consequences of the actions are before our eyes. We don’t have schools for girls in areas where they are badly needed, we lack motivated and skilled teachers who are willing to impart their knowledge, and most importantly, we lack the determination to battle these problems.
Written by: Emaan Mujahid (Blogger at Act Youth Force)
Image courtesy: Dawn
I always look forward to Thursday nights because it's Friday-Eve (duh!) and it also means knit night! 😊🙌🏽 I try to make it to knit night as often as I can - I look forward to it because it's me-time. I can focus on making something, which I think is a beautiful thing and skill to have! 💗It's one self-care practice I've adopted into my life to do more things that allow me to relax. ☺️ I'm happy I've found this outlet, as well as the gym, to really help with my mental health & overall sanity 😄👌🏽 Does anyone else have hobbies outside the gym??
I know I post mainly about fitness & keeping active (& knee progress as of late ☺️🙌🏽), but I HAD to share one hobby I've picked up over this summer and what I've accomplished. First shown is a tank top that I knit myself, called the #colourblocktank from @knitatude 🙌🏽 YES, I knit this MYSELF and I am SO freakin' proud. This was my second knitting project that I've ever done in my life 🎉👌🏽 Next up is to finish the #shitthatsquicksweater shown in the next photo, also by @knitatude 😍 Can't wait to show off that sweater when I'm done! PS: any knitters out there, check out Chantal's (@knitatude) giveaway that she's having until October 11 - it's pretty awesome, and so are her patterns 💯👌🏽