Seraiki poems (by our teacher Nawab Muztar foto below) explain the turning points in science such as Heliocentrism, promote science/math skills of our children, motivate a scientific attitude, promote public health and tolerance while also promoting Seraiki–the local language
One poem explains the change of seasons. It tells about Galileo and heliocentrism. Others are about the relation between circumference and diameter or Pi, seed germination, Pythagoras Theorem, Karen Armstrong’s Letter to Pakistan, teach mutual respect irrespective of creed or status, stress the importance of washing hands. Zoya School Vich Awoo calls children to study. The poems are supported by illustrations and charts in the class and science rooms.
The book was presented to Chief Justice Jawad S Khawaja on August 21 2015. The Chief Justice praised the effort to teach pivotal science and math concepts in the mother tongue and he asked the children to “learn the poems, enjoy them …. and acquire a fondness for reading and learning.”
His message: I am delighted to receive the book Zoya Science School Diyan Nazman, which is part of the commendable work that brother Sarmad Khawaja is doing to spread education in South Punjab. Zoya Science School Diyan Nazman is a superb collection of poems for children on science, math, tolerance and empathy and importance of education. I wish children of Zoya Schools and other children will learn the poems, enjoy them, share them with friends and family and will also acquire a fondness for reading and learning.