Thar Foundation held the first tri-lingual Spellathon for the school children of all Thar Foundation managed schools in Tharparkar.
72 school students between the ages of 04 and 14 from 06 campuses of Thar Foundation competed with one another in a spelling competition to show off their spelling skills. The tournament was judged by a panel of external experts where majority of the words given to the children were unknown words and the children used their phonetic knowledge to correctly spell the words, giving their competitors a tough time. 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.” said Sabeen Shah, Manager Education at Thar Foundation. “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 3000 children across its various campuses and focuses on various extra-curricular activities to provide holistic learning and development opportunities to the children.