Encouragement is not only a word its a gentle tap on someone'shoulder saying
"move forward we are with you"
Pakistan is the society where for girls opportunities are very limited. From home to job and job to home she is always critically examined. Her dressing , language, gesture, comany each thing is a publc topic. Unlike USA and UK where no one cares what are you wearing or doing??
I have seen a lot of girls who were full of talent but their low confidence and their family discouragement made ther life tough. When i was doing job and i left studies as my family could not support it further.
I was encouraged by the Principal of the school who asked me to give entry test for admission in the university. I got selected and now the problem arose. How i would pay my semester fee??? I talked to my management nd took my four months pay in advance and paid the fee. I started going to university but local travelling was tough. I was criticized by my neighbours for coming 8p.m or 9 p.m. I was worried because of this and i talked to my school principal and he said hire the school van and gather the girls. We put a notice on board for school van and it was managed. These were the encouragements made and the problems were solved.
As an interviewer in the school i encouraged a lot of girls. One day a girl came and she was very shy. She could not answer any questions in the interview. I talked to her separately and i came to know that she belongs to a poor family and she has the skills but she is very shy. We gave her the job i encouraged her daily , helped her, made her speak , taught her use of computer and she was the best teacher of kindergarten.
Pakistan has now changed a lot. Girls are doing jobs in every field. But still their family restricts them and ask them to stay at home.
A big need of the hour is that we should opportunity for online work so the women who can't get out of their houses can earn a good living for them and their family. Stay blessed.