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November 24, 2012

Failure leads to success

AS Thomas Edison said, “I will not say I failed 1000 times, I will say I discovered there are 1000 ways that can cause failure.”

With this quote I would like to share my experience with everyone about my participation in the 8th Dawn Spelling Bee Contest. Unfortunately, I was eliminated in the first round. But I didn’t lose hope because I believe that failure leads to success! Several days before the contest, my teacher told me that winning or losing the competition doesn’t matter. The thing that matters is what you learn from any competition. And truly, I learnt a lot by participating in the Spelling Bee contest. So, my friends never lose hope if you fail to win any competition, instead try to learn from your mistakes.

Hibbah Nadeem, 14 years, Karachi

A promise is a promise

Thank you Young World for publishing a very good and useful article A promise is a promise by Yasmin Elahi (October 20, 2012). We are always advised by our parents and teachers that we need to understand the value of our words.

Before making a promise, we must weigh whether we would be able to fulfil it or not because only those people are valued in this world who are able to fulfil their commitments!

Mahnoor Abid Vazir, Karachi

My journey to school

This is with reference to the story My journey to school by Marvi Niaz (YW, November, 10, 2012). It was a beautiful story that taught me the importance of walking to school instead of going by school van.

Besides having health benefits that walking provides, it gives us an opportunity to observe life’s little details closely — travelling in bus/van makes it difficult to do so.

Jebran Ahmed, Nasirabadi

Girls’ education

The attack on Malala conveys an important message for all girls that they should raise their voices for their rights and they must pursue education!

The law and order situation in some parts of our country have made it difficult for girls to acquire education. They have destroyed girls’ schools and have created such circumstances that parents feel scared in sending their daughters to schools now.

If this will continue, many girls in our country will remain uneducated and this will eventually lead to an illiterate generation. I request the concerned authorities to make it safe and easy for girls in every part of our country to acquire education.

Amreen Shabir, Turbat