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Best Mud House Winner

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One of the most cherished Spring activity in the village Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka is annual housing competition. This is an open competition and everyone in the village participates. Judges select the best mud house, best details and best exterior and cash prizes are given.

This annual competition keeps the Dolls Village spanking round the year in addition to keeping the cultural morals alive. This year Winner Bibi Bashiran was the winner once again. Professor Aamir Rafique gave the cash prize.

Compitition with aims of preservation of rural cultural, heritage and environment protection was supported by FPAC and SPARC in Lahore through students from Punjab University.

The students were so impressed, that they have collected additional money for the winners.

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Distribution of Books - 2015

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Punjab village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka has history. And its history really started when SES volunteer Dr Senta Siller and Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch first visited this village some 25 years ago.

Thanks to SES volunteers, two government schools (one for girls and the other for boys have progressed visibly. Where else young scholars like Stephanie Walter or Sophie Kuppler come and teach English, where else teachers from government schools are trained by the NGOs (AFA), where else annual sports days are celebrated?

Education is very close to the heart of Farooq Ahmad (Director Men Centre of AFA) and Farana (Director Women Art Centre of AFA). One unique tradition of the NGO is to distribute books, school copies and other educational material among students right in the start of academic year.

On Friday, March 25, 2015, stage was set book distribution to students of two government schools. This year the support came from FPAC and SPARC-project in Lahore and through students from Punjab University. 

Students of both schools look forward to this event and come in their best dresses for the occasion. 

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Collective Book Reading

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Over a period of last 25 years, AFA with cooperation of FPAC, have brought out some very valuable publication. Not only that people and young students in Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka are families with this books because they are read collectively.

During reading this year, apart from selected books, articles about environment protection from Green Mag were read.

Green Mag is printed with the support of Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Islamabad and is available for students in Punjab University, National College of Arts, University of Engineering and Technology, Comsats. Beaconhouse National University and Lahore School of Economics.

Interested, please contact Institute of Modern Language, Lahore or SPARC-project.

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