Activities Year 2021 From January to May

CLAAS celebrated “Employee Appreciation Day” by giving appreciation certificates to all its staff. A box of sweets was also given as a token of CLAAS gratitude. CLAAS is very blessed to have a committed and dedicated team to work with. CLAAS National Director thanked all staff members and hoped for brighter days ahead.

On February 5th 2021 CLAAS held a social integration with shelter survivors to give them awareness on Freedom of Expression. Certificates among the trainees of stitching skills training were also distributed.

On March 8th 2021, in connection with the commemoration of International Women Day 2021, CLAAS organized a session for women survivors in honors of their struggle for their survival in the society. Participants celebrated Women’s Day and through their discussion and performance described women’s struggle in society and highlighted different issues.

On March 23rd 2021 CLAAS distributed Certificate among the trainees of stitching skill training. In 2020 CLAAS accommodated 24 young girls at CLAAS shelter home for stitching and beautician skills training. As these girls are living in different areas of Lahore and belongs to poor families and during the pandemic situation of COVID-19 laborers family are jobless and has no proper income resources for their family’s needs. Many young girls who are illiterate and are staying at home approached CLAAS for help.  While CLAAS shared with them about skills training for young girls their families requested shelter for their girls as it is not possible for them to arrange pick and drop for their young girls on daily basis. CLAAS organized six month (July to December 2020) stitching skill training and October 2020 to March 2021 six months beautician skills training in collaboration with the partners organization  for the needy and poor girls who are staying at home and are interested to getting any skill. These girls are providing all basic necessities of life during the stay at shelter home and fallowed a time table according the activities. Shelter in-charge arranged all activities for them under the supervision of Program Officer CLAAS. CLAAS also arranged social integration for them to raise awareness so that they can aware about their issues and right and take preventive measures against the violence and discrimination against women as awareness, education and skills are necessary for women empowerment.

On April 23rd, 2021 CLAAS conducted an awareness session for the community on “Importance of Participation in Political process”. It was the first session of a series. The purpose is to mobilize general public to take part in every political debate from addition of religious text in school curriculum to increasing minority seats in National and Provincial assemblies. Thank you to all the participants and facilitators for interesting and very lively session.

On April 24th 2021 CLAAS as human rights defenders we go above and beyond to take care of people in dire needs, it is also critical that we as CLAAS family take care of and support each other during these incredibly stressful times. Therefore on the weekend we decided to strengthen our bonding doing Yoga and later enjoying home cooked food together.

On April 27th 2021 CLAAS held a prayer which is led by Fr. Cecil Paul for people who are suffering due to COVID-19.

On April 27th 2021 Meeting held with CLAAS working committee to discuss strategy and planning for working during the pandemic situation of COVID-19.

On May 1st 2021 CLAAS celebrated Labor Day with Brick kiln labourers. On this occasion, CLAAS paid tribute to the labourer and appreciated their struggles for their rights and survival. CLAAS also appreciated the girls who are getting training from CLAAS Stitching Centre at Brick Kiln. CLAAS encouraged them to show their interest in empowering women.