Greeting Card exchange between schools
Festivals are social celebrations, encouraging us to reach out to others, create new or consolidate existing bonds and celebrate joy collectively. We believe this objective should be furthered to form a bond between India and Pakistan.
Aaghaz-e-Dosti facilitates exchange of greeting cards between indian and pakistani schools on independence day, new year and festivals. Independence Day is especially a time of great jingoism and so the objective is to send message of peace. Cards are also exchanged to express solidarity when any tragedy happens across the border.
Greeting Card exchange between Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai) and Unique School Academy (Lahore) on Independence Day of India and Pakistan
Pakistan and India celebrate their independence day on August 14 and August 15 respectively each year. While the political atmosphere gives rise to anti-other feelings on the occasion in both countries, Mumbai-based school Ecole Mondiale World School sent greeting cards on Independence Day to Unique School Academy, Lahore, Pakistan.
This card exchange was facilitated by Raza Mahmood Khan, Lahore Co-ordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti
Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai, India) sent solidarity cards to Ghauri Wisdom High School (Youhanabad) on Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park Blast tragedy
On 27 March 2016, there was a bomb blast in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore. It was the Easter day and the park which is very popular with kids was crowded with families. The bomb blast claimed the lives of 70 people and injured about 200 people and included many children. The students of Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai) sent cards to Ghauri Wisdom High School to express their solidarity with them.
This card exchange was facilitated by Raza Mahmood Khan, Lahore Co-ordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti with the support of Starfish Pakistan. Cards were given to the parents of one of the martyrs of the blast.
Greeting card exchange between Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai, India) and Lang Lands School & College (Chitral, Pakistan)
Students of grade 7 from Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai, India participated in Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s initiated program called ‘Let’s Exchange Peace on New Year’ with students of grade 7th and 8th from Lang Lands School & College, Chitral, Pakistan.
Greeting Card exchange between Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai) and Air Foundation School System (Umerkot, Sindh) on Diwali
Ecole Mondiale World School took the initiative to make and send Diwali greeting cards to a school in Pakistan. This initiative was facilitated by Aaghaz-e-Dosti and cards were sent to Air Foundation School System, a school in umerkot in Sindh, Pakistan.
Greeting Card exchange between Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai) and Excellent Education Centre (Lahore) on Independence Day of India and Pakistan
Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai) initiated a beautiful step towards friendship with having their 7th grade students to make cards for Pakistanis wishing them on their independence day. The cards were sent to Aaghaz-e-Dosti (An Indo-Pak Friendship Initiative) to be sent to a school in Pakistan. The cards were sent to Namra Nasir from Lahore who shared the cards with students of Excellent Education Centre. The students in Pakistan warmly received the cards and also made and sent cards for their Indian friends.
See the video of Pakistani students on receiving the cards https://vimeo.com/140156023
If you are a school or know any school that would be interested in such an exchange, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org