EVENTS

  • Annual Prize Distribution for the school
  • Winter/Spring Bazars

  • Annual Milad

  • Gala Fund-Raiser

  • Field-trip for students

  • Celebration of all special days at the school

Fundraiser

On January 25, 2024, an event was organized by Mashal Association to raise awareness and generate funds for its welfare projects.
The event was themed Muddat Hui Hai Yar ko Mehman Kiye Huye  which was a recital of selected pieces of Urdu prose and poetry narrated by Adeel Hashmi accompanied by Ustad Raees Ahmad renowned violinist. Mashal School students recited Allama Iqbal’s famous dua Lab Pay aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri. Former students narrated their success stories.
The event was attended by the elite of Islamabad, who appreciated the literary rendition. Small gestures of receiving the guests with gajras  and presenting them oriental perfume added a cultural ambience.
Mashal Vocational Department showcased its handicraft  prepared by the students.
The dinner hosted by Serena Hotel was sumptuous. President Mashal thanked the sponsors and organizations who participated whole heartedly in the fundraiser. She presented small tokens of appreciation to the sponsors.
Tallat Azeem, the head of the fundraising society, put in a lot of effort and worked hard to make the event a success. Alhamdolillah Mashal met its goals of fundraising. The event received good media coverage both in electronic and print media and became a memorable night.
Report by Aini Hali
Director Communication
Mashal Media Association
Mashal School received its provincial registration certificate from the Federal Ministry of Education. Now Mashal students will appear in the matriculation examination under the name of Mashal School.
Annual Day was celebrated at Gosha e-Mashal. The performance of the students was appreciated.
Climbing Competition was held on the occasion of World Mountain Day. 14 Students of Mashal School participated in the event. Three got first position in different categories while one bagged the second position. We are so proud of our girls.

A Sasta Bazar was organized for the Community by the Mashal Association.  It was highly successful as a record number of community members participated and revenue was generated by the charity event.

Pictures of the event are attached.

Qudsia Aini Hali
Director Communications
Mashal Association.

The students of Mashal Association School are offering songs of devotion in the celebration of Eid Milad. After the hymn and naat in the ceremony, special prayers were made for the safety and well-being of Palestine, Pakistan and the Ummah.

Mashal Education Department Organized a Mehfil-e-Meelad on occasion of Jashn-e-Eid Meelad-un-Nabi.
Students and members participated wholeheartedly.

The students of Mashal Association School are offering songs of devotion in the celebration of Eid Milad. After the hymn and naat in the ceremony, special prayers were made for the safety and well-being of Palestine, Pakistan and the Ummah.

September 27 is a designated World Tourism Day- and every year Adventure Club, Pakistan, organises Rock Climbing and other competitions for Islamabad s school children. Thanks to our member Parveen Aslam the Mashal school girls have been participating in this event for the past several years. This year, too, they bagged the 1st, 2nd & 3rd positions in different categories! So proud of them!!
Elections for a new students council were held in the first week of September. The three positions – Head girl, Deputy Head girl & Gen Sec – were closely contested and were voted for by the whole school!So happy that we are giving the children training in democracy too. The winning candidate for Head girl got a 100 votes while the runner up got 97!

A number of magazines and dailies published a feature on Mashal

 – Sultan M. Hali
Students of Mashal School presented a special program to celebrate Independence Day 2023.
Director Education and Mashal Team’s efforts were appreciated by the guests and the motivational songs by the students sung with zeal, patriotism and enthusiasm won the hearts of the audience.
Relevant Message boards were prepared and installed in different rooms. Renovation of the Library, Handicraft Room and uplift of the main lobby was carried out. Monsoon plantation was organized.
Free uniforms donated by Rukhsana Mir are being stitched for the students.
Gosha-e-Mashal is now set for welcoming members and students after the summer break 2023.
 – Sultan M. Hali

Colorful event of Mashal Sasta Bazar with delicious dishes and discounted household goods and clothes enjoyed by the Community and Mashal members, school children and families.

Mashal Medical Department organized two health awareness seminars in the month of May. On 6th May, the topic was “Allergic Diseases”, which are very common in May. Dr. Razia delivered the lecture on the topic. The participants were informed regarding common allergens, which the people are facing. they were also apprised of the preventive measures to be adopted.

The second program was held on 20th May. Since May 17 is observe the world over as “Hypertension Day” according the World Health Organization Calendar, hence the topic on 20 May also was “Hypertension”. The etiology, signs and symptoms of the disease were informed to the participants. Special stress was laid on dietary control, psychological and behavioral habits. Dr. Badar delivered the lecture. Members of the community and Mashal Association participated wholeheartedly in both seminars.

Mashal School for Girls has added a new wing to its premises with the help of generous contributions of the members and their families.

Vice President Mashal Association Mah Gul Koreshi, was the driving force behind this project hence the Boardroom has been named after her.

Prize Distribution Ceremony was held at Gosha-e-Mashal on 21 March 2023. Students, their parents, Mashal Members and their guests participated in the event wholeheartedly.

Cash Prizes, Certificates, trophies and medals were awarded to position holders and best achievers.

Students also presented a variety program, which was highly appreciated by the guests.

Mashal Association provided an opportunity for the women of Margalla Town to participate in the Spring festivities. In this Meena Bazaar, women offered handicrafts, jewelery-dresses, calligraphy, paintings for sale along with delicious dishes -A colorful entertainment program for Mashal School and area children made the fair a success

The first general body meeting of the year was held at the residence of president mashal Fozia Asim. The agenda plans and strategy for the upcoming year was discussed.

We have recently introduced a house system at our school. The students have been evenly divided into four houses- Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. The four houses now have a House Captain and Deputy House Captain each. All of them along with the Prefects and the elected Secretary, Deputy Headgirl and Headgirl took an oath of office at a ceremony. The oath was administered by our senior member and Vice President Mrs Mahgul Koreshi in the presence of Co Director Education Farzana Saeed.

We held an event at our school to celebrate the life and work of Shyai’re Mashriq, Allama Iqbal.
Director Education at Mashal, Tallat Azim, said that it would not be fair to call Iqbal a Pakistani poet. His message and vision is for the entire Muslim population of the world. And that his work is influenced by and reflects passages of the Holy Quran.
The programme began with ‘Khuddi ka sirr e nihan’. The students also sang ‘Lab pai aati hai dua’ , ‘Her lehza hai Momin ki nai aan nai shan’. Three girls recited the Persian poem called ‘Az khawab e girran khez’. Apart from a couple of speeches on his life and achievements the finale was the mesmerising Shikwa and Jawab e Shikwa that are among Iqbal s best known poems.
The programme ended with a note of appreciation by Mashal’s President Fawzia Asim.

A weeklong celebration of Seerat un Nabi to commemorate the month of Rabiaul Awal- the birth month of our beloved Prophet (PBUH) was organised at the school for girls run by Mashal Association. The celebration culminated with a Mehfil e Milad, attended by the students & staff of our school and members of Mashal. It was a beautiful and spiritual morning. Apart from recitation of Durood o Salaam the examples and best practices that Hazrat Muhammad our Prophet (PBUH) represented in his behaviour were recalled and the essence of Islam explained to the students.

The Medical Department arranged a Free Medical Camp on 20th September 2022 in collaboration with The Diabetes Centre which is Pakistan’s First Specialized Diabetes Hospital.

Initially Mashal school children from class 8 onwards, were screened out.The students first screened out for blood sugar level, then went to data entry desk, then to the Nutritionist, then to Diabetologist and finally to the Ophthalmologist.

After the student’s screening short lectures were given to the students, domestic workers and the members who were present by The Diabetologist, Nutritionist and the Ophthalmologist.

Later on question and answer session was held. Then Mashal domestic staff went through this whole process. Efforts were made to accommodate as many persons as possible within the given time (which was till 3p.m) and capacity. In the end a simple lunch was served to the guests (which was hosted by the doctors of the Medical Department).

Gosha-e-Mashal School held its annual prize distribution ceremony on 10th March 2020. M.D. National Education Foundation Tahira Shaikh was the Chief Guest at the event and distributed prizes to the position holders. The students displayed their talents in a beautifully choreographed variety programme comprising national songs and tableau, which was highly appreciated by the Chief Guest and Mashal Members.

The Chief Guest was very impressed by the missionary zeal of the Mashal Association, which being a charity organization, is imparting education as well as inculcating the spirit of patriotism and developing confidence in presenting their extracurricular skills.

Tahira Shaikh stated that the challenges of the modern world necessitate the development of educated, determined and motivated girls to fulfil their responsibilities.

Voice of America had kindly donated radio sets, which were also distributed among the prize winners and also lower staff of the Mashal Association.

On this auspicious occasion, President Mashal Association, Rukhsana Sarfraz, in her concluding address, thanked the Chief Guest for gracing the occasion and appreciated the efforts of the organizers, Fauzia Asim, Farzana Saeed and the teachers and staff of the Education Department.

A very beautifully organized Mehfil-e-Milad was held at Gosha-e-Mashal in the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal to pay respect to the Holy Prophet (SAW). Begum Akram Zaki, a senior member of Mashal Association donated funds for this occasion. The girls of Gosha-e-Mashal School rendered Naat and special prayers were held for the health of the senior members of Mashal Association, prosperity of Pakistan and for the eradication of the global pandemic COVID-19.

The event was organized the President Mashal Association, Rukhsana Sarfraz. 150 lunch boxes were also distributed among students and staff at the Milad. All members appreciated the efforts of the organizing committee. Alhamdolillah, this was the last major event of 2020.

UPCOMING EVENT

MASHAL MINI BAZAR

GHARARAS FOR LITTLE GIRLS (3 to 10 years) AT MASHAL MINI BAZAR ON DEC 15….’Meray Ghar Ayie Aik Nani Par’i’!!🎶🎶❤ Limited Quantity

ANNUAL CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

  • One major fund raiser per year where tables are sold and there is top-of-the-line entertainment to add value. Mashal’s work is showcased to the audience prior to the performance.
  • Seminars to raise awareness on health related issues are organized two or three times in a school year with mothers of students also invited with inter active talk sessions by qualified professionals.
  • Thrift Bazars are organized at Gosha e Mashal once a quarter. Everything of use to families is collected and put on sale at throw-away prices for the community. The announcement of the Bazar is made through flyers which are circulated in all close by areas.
  • Winter and Summer Bazars are organized on a fairly large scale at good venues to attract people and stalls both. Mashal’s own handicrafts sell like hot cakes during these events and they also get orders for their things.
  • Milad on Eid Milad un Nabi is celebrated with mothers of students also invited.
  • Visits by different important national and international guests are also part of activity. They are selected for their interest in philanthropy and/or circle of influence.
  • A prize giving ceremony is held at the end of every school year. Best performing students are recognized and encouraged. Those having done vocational courses also get their diplomas at this event.

Mashal Fundraiser, Summer 2019

GLIMPSES  OF FUNDRAISERS