In 2008, through the personal efforts of Mr. Munir Diwan, Muslim Care and Ujala Education Foundation, collaborated in the construction of Ujala School to provide formal primary education to the less privileged segment of our society in the rural area of tehsil Sohawa of district Jehlum.
The school premises are well designed having an administration block with well equipped and modern 16 classrooms, a library, a computer lab, a training room and a multipurpose hall. These premises are well equipped to cater for 500 students. A Teachers Development Centre (TDC) has also been set up within these premises.
Ujala School since opening its doors in April 2010 is providing low cost quality education to children without any regard to their financial or social status, religious beliefs, language or creed. Presently, the school is providing quality education programme from Nursery class to Grade 8 to 154 students (58 girls and 96 boys) belonging to about 18 villages (219 households) of Tehsil Sohawa. The Teachers’ Development Centre designs and conducts training sessions for the teachers to improve their skills on lesson delivery, understanding child psychology, use of audio and video aids in teaching. Topical trainings on Mathematics, English, and Science are also provided.
Co-curricular activities have been regular part of the school program commemorating national days such as Independence Day and Allama Iqbal Day as well as joyful activities of skits, national songs, speeches, quiz competition and poems. A regular art competition is also held among different classes and student art work is displayed in the school hall and their class rooms. These activities not only create healthy competition among students but also raise their general knowledge and sharing of individual talents with others.
As an encouragement, Mr. Munir Diwan Chairman Muslim Care and other trustees, paid regular visits to Ujala School to monitor its progress and provide guidance.
It was indeed very saddening for the entire Ujala School management to be informed on 16th September 2016 about his passing away while in Kenya. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
On 22nd October 2016, a function was held at Ujala School to remember him and to name the hall at Ujala School – ‘Munir Diwan Hall’- in his memory and to acknowledge his endeavours in promoting educational activities especially in Pakistan.