On Friday, May 25th our Fellow, Mahsheed Mahjor and our intern, Eman Hamid, spent the day at Seattle’s Lakeside Middle School. Mahsheed and Eman worked on engaging six graders into conversations about Early Marriage issues around the world, specifically in Afghanistan, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Lakeside sessions were modeled after our Early Marriage Prevention Program (EMPP) curriculum. The day was filled with new information, group work, and curiosity. The students asked about the life of children their age in Afghanistan and ways in which they could engage with Afghan students.
It was wonderful to see that students in sixth grade can learn about such important issues and be aware of them at such early age. This kind of exposure will help them to become engaged and active members of society. It was absolutely a pleasure to share our work with the Lakeside students and engage another school in the area, something that Sahar is very committed to.
Thank you for hosting us, Lakeside!