“PEP has given me a name,” says Munawar.
He is a Project Trainer in PEP and has a kind personality. He is using his talents and skills to train our village teachers and children. But before he ever joined PEP, his life was very different and it was the kind of life he feels sorry for now.
Even though he was a laborer, he says, he had no goals in life and no discipline. He was a spoiled young man. His family was worried about him and they had very little hope for his future.
But things started to change…!
He met with a pastor in his community who helped Munawar to get in contact with PEP and after having a small interview he was selected as an Urdu teacher in a school. Munawar never thought that his life would take such a turn and becoming a teacher changed the way he lived. He was not this man anymore who had no discipline and who liked to come home late and had a rude behavior with family. He had changed. He grew out of that life and became a more responsible person.
He used his language skills to educate children in school and they adored him. He was ‘sir’ to them which was very honorable for Munawar. Day by day his confidence grew and he started to believe in himself. His students respected him and he gained a good position in his society.
Now being a Project Trainer, he has the opportunity to train others. Through his experience he has learned a lot and hopes to keep on learning. Munawar is just not a trainer but also a role model for his trainees, colleagues, friends and community. His parents are much happier now to see him growing and prospering in knowledge. As a parent himself now, Munawar finds joy in bringing up his own children in a positive way. Life has given him the chance to sow good seeds and Munawar believes that he has a life now worth living.