Pakistan

Pakistan Girl Guides Association

Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1911 - Founder Member of WAGGGS
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 110826 (31/12/2012)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: No

WAGGGS Region:

Asia Pacific

Contact us

National Commissioner
National Headquarters and Training Centre
Plot Number 12, Street 7 Sector H/9-4
ISLAMABAD

Telephone: 00 92514442531
Fax: 00 92514433088
Email: nhq@pgga.org.pk
Website: http://pgga.org.pk/

Promise:

Waada

Mein waada karti hun ke mein poori koshish karoongi ke, Allah Taala aur Pakistan Keahkam per paband rahoon.
Baninau insaan ki madad aur tamir-e-Pakistan ke kamon mein hissa loon.
Guide ke qawanin ki pabandi karoon.

Girl Guide Promise

I promise that I will do my best:
To do my duty to Allah Taala* and Pakistan,
To serve mankind and participate in nation-building activities,
To obey the Guide Law.

*The words ‘My religion’ may be substituted for Allah in the first part of the Promise

Junior Guide Promise

Mein waada karti hun ke mein puri koshish karoongi ke, Khuda ke ahkam ki taamil karoon aur Pakistan se muhabat karoon Hamesha doosran ki madad karoon khas kar apne ghar walon ki, Chhotee Guide ke qanoon ki taamil karoon.

 

Junior Guide Promise

I promise to do my best:
To obey God,
To love Pakistan,
To help other people every day, especially those at home, and
To keep the Junior Guide Law.

Law:

Qanoon

1 Guide qable aitemad hoti hai.

2 Guide wafadar hoti hai.

3 Guide milansaar aur tamam doosri Guides ki behan hoti hai.

4 Guide khosh akhlaq aur doosrum ka khiyal rakhti hai.

5 Guide janwaron se acha selaouk karti hai aur har jandar chiz ka khiyal rakhti hai.

6 Guide Furmanburdar Hoti Hai aur apne naffas per qaboo rakhti hai.

7 Guide madagar hoti hai aur waqt ka sehi istemal karti hai.

8 Guide mesaib aur mushkilat ka hosla mandi se mukabla karti hai.

9 Guide kifayat shauaar hoti hai, woh apni aur doosron ki chizon ka khyal Rukhti hai.

10 Guide apne qual-o-fael aur khiyalat mein pakiza hoti hai.

Girl Guide Law

1 A Guide can be trusted.

2 A Guide is loyal.

3 A Guide is friendly and a sister to all other Guides.

4 A Guide is polite and considerate.

5 A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things.

6 A Guide is obedient and self-disciplined.

7 A Guide is helpful and makes good use of her time.

8 A Guide is courageous and cheerful in all difficulties.

9 A Guide is thrifty and takes care of her own and other people’s possessions.

10 A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed.

Junior Guide Law

Chhotee Guide baron ka kehna manti hai,
Chhotee Guide her rose eik achta kam karti hai,
Chhotee Guide apni mun mani nahein karti.

Junior Guide Law

A Junior Guide obeys her elders and tries to do a good turn every day.

Motto:

Girl Guide Motto - Teyar raho - Be Prepared

Junior Guide Motto - Hath batana - Lend a Hand

Age groups:

Senior Guide 16-21

Guide 11-16

Junior Guide 6-11

Development of the movement:

Girl Guides have been active in the area which is now Pakistan since 1911. In 1928 this area, along with that of present-day India and Bangladesh, became a Founder Member of WAGGGS under the name of India.

In 1948, the Pakistan Girl Guides Association was welcomed as a separate member of WAGGGS.

The Association’s National Headquarters and Training Centre was opened in Islamabad in 1974. It provides training to Guides, trainers and adult members of the Association, besides national events for Guides and Senior Guides.

In 1983 Guiding was extended to Gilgit and Hunza in the north of the country.

Programme:

The Association’s programme meets the needs and aspirations of both rural and urban girls, and handbooks offer a wide selection of activities and new opportunities.

Girl Guide Shield Programme

In view of the Pakistan Girl Guides Association’s mandate, its infrastructure and ability to mobilize resources, UNICEF has been associated with the Association through interaction with the provincial branches and the national training centre since 1992, as part of a number of experimental initiatives aimed at girl child development. In 1995, the Association adopted a more co-ordinated approach to involve young girls and women in their own development by creating awareness amongst communities on the rights of the child and women especially in relation to better education, health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation practices. The Marshal Badge has been introduced for Senior Guides and a programme is being prepared for Junior Guides.

Relationship to society:

Pakistan lays special emphasis on service to the disabled and on community projects in rural and urban slum areas. Service camps are organized on a regular basis, giving women the opportunity to learn about health and nutrition, sanitation, economic uplift, vegetable growing, fruit-tree planting, poultry farming and handicrafts. Training in entrepreneurship development and legal literacy is also included in the women‘s programme.

Pakistan has also successful vegetable growing and health and sanitation projects which have involved many members of the Association in activities such as building wells, toilets and baths as well as improving drains.

Literacy centres and dispensaries have been opened and local leaders trained. The Each One Teach One scheme for Guides and Senior Guides is a particularly important literacy project which has helped large numbers of adults to learn to read and write. The projects have been keenly supported by participants who, in addition to learning to read and write in Punjabi, Sindhi or Urdu, have also become literate in English.

Students, both past and present, celebrate International Literacy Day on 8 September each year at their literacy centres, and hold exhibitions of their work. As part of the literacy campaign, Guide companies have also set up small libraries in the Guide rooms of local schools. In 1989, Pakistan was awarded an Honourable Mention for the NOMA Literacy Prize given by UNESCO.

In 1995, a Literacy Resource Centre was opened at the Punjab Girl Guides Headquarters at Lahore in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Japan. The Resource Centre’s main objective is to collect and distribute information to NGOs on literacy activities, related research and expertise. It also provides training opportunities to literacy personnel through co-operative efforts with NGOs.

Senior Guides work with disabled children and help at mobile eye-clinics. To carry out these responsibilities effectively they are trained in first aid, home nursing, dispensing medicines and giving injections.

To honour Pakistan Guides who excel in community work, the Pakistan Association’s highest award, the President’s Gold Medal, is awarded to Guides for outstanding service. Pakistan has also won the WAGGGS Olave Award for community projects on three occasions.

Communication and Co-operation

Every year members of the Association participate in training events, seminars and camps held by National Organizations in other countries. The Association is well respected in Pakistan, and its activities, especially in the field of youth and women’s work, receive much public support.

The general public is informed about Guiding activities through newspapers, radio and television, and the Association publishes a magazine called Guide Bulletin and a detailed annual report.

The Pakistan Girl Guides Association co-operates with local government, the Lions Club, social welfare agencies, educational institutions, United Nations agencies, UNICEF and other NGOs.

Training:

Training is important for the expansion of the Association, and provincial branches hold basic and advanced training courses, which are well attended. The Pakistan Training Scheme was accredited by WAGGGS in 1993 and was sent for re-accreditation in 2002.

Outdoor and Environmental Activities

Thousands of camps are held every year for all three branches at district, provincial and national levels. Girls with special needs regularly attend camps, and are integrated with other Girl Guides.

Members of the Association participate in conservation projects, and have planted large numbers of trees of different varieties throughout the country.

Projects