I had a taste of Pakistan at Arlandagymnasiet in Märsta. It was a Pakistani exhibit arranged by young Swedes with Pakistani background. The exhibit was the result of their home language instruction in Urdu.

Mashaal Waseem, Qurrat Ul-Ain and Sana Farooq allowed me also to take pics for my blog. But I visited their exhibit to write a newspaper article for Sigtunabygden.

Qurrat Ul-Ain and Sana Farooq plus Mashaal Waseem, allowed me to take pics for my blog. I visited their exhibit to write a newspaper article for Sigtunabygden.

Through the home language instruction, the students improved their Urdu as well as learned history, current events, art and culture in Pakistan. At the exhibit they showed us their garbs and dance and food. I like barfi! It’s a white, sweet confectionery with cashew. (I wonder where I can buy this in Sweden?)

The youths are raised in Sweden, and yet pride for their parents’ country run deep. I admire this.

Here in Sweden, children from different cultural backgrounds have the right to go to a home language instruction, free. But with one condition: there should be at least five youths in a class.

Here’s my article about the Urdu home language instruction and exhibit.

There are short video clips of Pakistani dance in Sigtunabygdens Instagram. That’s @sigtunabygden.