Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) The Little Art organized Equally Loud Showcase and Awards for 25 under 25 Young Women at Gallery 1, Alhamra, Mall Road, Lahore. The event was organized in collaboration with Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pakistan and Alhamra. The event was organized to exhibit and honor participants and stakeholders of the project, showcase films made by children and young people and conduct a panelist’s dialogue.
Under Equally Loud project, The Little Art trained 740 children, 65 teachers, 275 youth and produced 156 films showcased nationally and internationally. It also recognized 25 young women from across Pakistan for the 25 Under 25 Award to honor exceptional work being done by them in their communities. The team worked with vulnerable and low-income communities to give them a platform to express and share their experiences through creative mediums, transforming the narrative of Pakistani women and girls from a purely rights-based discussion to a more personal and impactful dialogue.
The ceremony included digital and in-house participants, H.E. Wouter Plomp, Ambassador to Pakistan, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Saman Rai – Executive Director Alhamra Arts Council, panelists Asghar Nadeem Syed – Pakistani playwright, poet and drama writer, and Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal – Vice Chancellor Institute for Arts and Culture. Saira Tahir – Chairperson The Trust Schools Lahore and parents, teachers, young students and 25 under 25 award finalists.
“I am glad to see TLA achieving gender equality using digital story
telling as a medium.”
Wouter Plomp, Ambassador to Pakistan, Embassy of the
Kingdom of the Netherlands
“Pakistan is still striving to provide women their due rights. It is exciting to see young women doing exceptional work in their respective fields. We are thankful to The Little Art for uplifting them.”
- Saman Rai – Executive Director Alhamra Arts Council
“We don’t talk much about male harassment and I am glad to see this topic being raised. The young did a great job with the platform provided to them.”
- Sajida Haider Vandal – Vice Chancellor Institute for Arts and Culture
“Using film as a medium of learning in Pakistan holds great importance. It can be used as a tool for learning and should be utilized now.”
- Asghar Nadeem Syed
Selected films made over the course of two years by children and youth were screened and exhibition featuring workshops, and 25 Under 25 finalists’ stories were curated in the gallery.
The 25 under 25 Awards are given to selected extra ordinary young women from across Pakistan who has done exceptional in their life and fields. A book has been published on the stories of these young women. The project focused on inspiring millions of young Pakistan girls through these local stories.
The Little Art is a non –profit organization working for promoting arts education and providing creative learning opportunities to children and young people in Pakistan.