Book Launch-Imprisoned in Freedom

It was yet another Saturday, when Badri High School witnessed the special rays of sunlight marking the dawn of 13th March 2021. It is a matter of utmost pride for any school to see its alumni flourishing and this day was resplendent with pride.

The first significant event which was the pivot for the celebration was the book launch of Imprisoned in Freedom by Zenab Mohammad who passed out as a student in the year 2007 and has been serving as a teacher at her alma mater since the year 2016. Miss Zenab Mohammad is a strong lady who portrays strength and is an ultimate achiever. Author, poet and trainer, Zenab Mohammad is also the founder of Skill-Ed.

The glittering literary event was graced by a senior member of the Sindh Government Mr. Habib-ud-din Junaidi -President Peoples Labour Bureau, Sindh who was the chief guest accompanied by Mr. Hussain Ebrahim Kaka. The other alumni who was also given a guard of honour at the event was Sir Yogi Wajahat   -Alumni of BHS, a trained hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and yoga therapist.

Other eminent literary personalities who added to the vitality of the day included Dr. Sajida Perveen Prof. Research Faculty, Focal Person Sindh, PAFKIET; Mr. Ahsan Umar  -Famous YouTuber, Former anchor person in BOL news; Mr. Fahd Usmani -Principal of Pakistan Readymade Garments Technical Training Institute; Mr.  Mohammad Ali Samejo, Author of the book “Damaged” and Miss Arshian Taimoor -Director of FOCUS Learning and Development.

The event showcased the cover reveal of the book by the author and the cover designer, Ms. Shehrebanu Shabbir who is also a young and promising teacher at BHS. Their families watched in gratitude and awe as they two young teachers basked in the glory of their hard earned success.

Speeches by the principal, chief guests and family members of Ms. Zenab were not just heart warming but inspirational to the students who watched the event. An enactment on the title story by the students of class 7 left every one dumb struck and a panel discussion by the aspiring writers of Grade 10 was an illuminating insight into the thoughts behind each story of Imprisoned in Freedom.

After the glittering event Mr. Yogi Wajahat visited each class to conduct mesmerizing NLP sessions to enhance memory and improve focus. Mr. Wajahat studied in BHS in the 1960’s and possesses a professional degree in mechanical engineering and passion in YOGA. His institute is widely recognized and is a well wisher of the community and a supporter of its green initiatives.

BHS felt infinite joy at the achievements of its alumni and celebrated their milestones with fervour.

It is the vision of this institute that it produces students who make valued contributions towards our society, country, the world and humanity. 


Career Counselling of class X by STSMF

Not gold but only men can make
A nation great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor’s sake
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly…
They build a nation’s pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.

Years back when Ralph Waldo Emerson was writing these lines, he surely had the youth on his mind. Many wise people stress on the significance of the right education and upbringing of youth for the progress and prosperity of any state.

Such a tender age, but so much emphasis is laid on the right education of these young creative minds that hold in their hands powers even unknown to them.

This Saturday, 1 st of February 2020, a group of 20 young and passionate professionals and students gathered at Badri High School with the purpose of providing guidance in choosing a career to the current batch of Class X, and their parents, at BHS. These professionals have themselves studied with financial assistance from Syedna Tahir Saifuddin Memorial Foundation, an organization which was established with the blessings and benedictions of Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin R.A, in March 1966, with a purpose of providing educational and medical relief to mumineen.

The career counseling session began with an introduction of STSMF, its objectives and procedures. Five speakers belonging to the major fields of Medical, Engineering, Business Education, Arts and architecture and Computer Science shared how and why they chose these fields. These speakers clearly shared the scope of every field along with the road map  one has to take if they wish to choose any of these as their potential career choice. The added advantage was the information about the degrees in every field, the institutions offering them and the criteria for admission.

Students and their parents were completely engrossed in the sessions. One could easily see spark in the eyes of Hatim Huzaifa, a student of Class X, when Computer Science was being discussed, while, during the presentation of the Engineering field, Asma, yet another student, was visibly interested.

As soon as the speaking session ended, a one-on-one counseling round began with students and their parents. 20 professionals from STSMF sat in different rooms. Students went to the room where the counselor from their
required field sat ready to answer any query they might have in mind. From admission criteria to scope of the field, from the course outline to project and field work, every question and ambiguity was cleared by the counselors.

Altogether, five rooms with three to four field related professionals in one room were set up. For instance, the room for medical fields had a MBBS, a physiotherapist and a pharmacist guiding the students who sought advice, while the engineering room had a civil engineer, a mechatronics engineer, an electrical engineer and a polymer engineer to attend to aspiring engineers.

Parents were equally motivated to talk to the counselors as they waited outside the rooms for the field of interest of their children.

This session proved to be a life changing experience for students and parents both as it revealed the hidden passion of students and equipped them with enough knowledge about the scope and demand of every field, so that now, when they step out of school, they know exactly what road to take and where to go.

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Badrians Bring Home the Schoolathon Trophy

The announcement, ‘And the Schoolathon trophy for boys goes to Badri High School!’ is still ringing in my ears. What a moment it was! What a feeling! Every heart associated with Badri High School swelled with pride at this amazing victory. Our boys had done it again, right on the heels of a major victory at the Dodge ball Asian Games in Hong Kong.

Schoolathon was an initiative taken by Al-Nad-il-Burhani and Shabab-e-Eid-i-Zahabi to bring together the seven Imani schools of Karachi by providing them a platform for learning, developing and exercising important skills through games and sports. What better way to learn to be a team player than through cricket? What better way to learn to exercise hand-eye coordination along with logical and spatial skills than through archery? What better way to build stamina than through running? What better way to learn to accept loss graciously and victory with empathy than through games and sports? Our students proved they are fighters and more than ready to learn the lessons that these games have taught them.

Seven schools participated in the Schoolathon:

  1. Badri High School
  2. Hakimi School
  3. Husamiyah School
  4. MSB Haidery
  5. MSB Shabbirabad
  6. Saifiyah Girls
  7. Saifiyah Boys

Forty Five boys and fifty girls from BHS participated in seven events altogether:

  1. Athletics
  2. Throwball
  3. Futsal
  4. Volleyball
  5. Cricket
  6. Archery
  7. Table tennis

We won 11 shields, 38 gold medals, 13 silver medals and 5 bronze medals altogether. Hussain Murtaza Gohar was declared the best player of the tournament.

The Badri Band played a vital part in creating an atmosphere at the event. Their music was uplifting and motivating and encouraged the players to give their best. The Clapping Display and the Ribbon Flow Display by our students at the closing ceremony was unique and striking.

We aim to gain the Khushi Mubarak of Aqa Maula TUS by following His Farmaan Mubarak for taking steps to being physically and mentally fit and healthy. Our sports teachers, Ms. Mehwish and Sir Tajammul have worked tirelessly behind the scenes and their efforts have taken us to victory.

Three cheers for all our heroes! Like they chanted at the games-MashaAllah, mashaAllah!




The new year started on an overwhelmingly optimistic and inspiring note as the students of BHS participated in the Inter School Art Contest organized by Nazafat, an organization of the Dawoodi Bohra Community dedicated to promoting hygiene, cleanliness and environmental awareness.

This event was launched on 2 nd Dec 2019 and the topic was Karachi-Through my Eye. Various schools of Karachi participated under the lofty banner of Protecting the Environment Through Art.

Hundreds of entries were received and displayed on the Thursday, the 2 nd of January 2020 at Al Madrasa tus Saifiyah tul Burhaniyah, Haidery campus.

Fifty talented finalists were shortlisted from all the submissions and were invited to Governor House. Here, they were given an opportunity to express their hopes, dreams, vision and mission through art on the five initiatives of GREEN VISION launched by Nazafat. This includes Waste segregation and Composting, Greenery and Plantation, Cleanliness and Hygiene, Beating Plastic Pollution and Water Conservation.

11 students of BHS were in the top fifty out of which two made it to the top ten. Husaina Quaid Johar from Class 8 bagged the second position for her though provoking and inspiring art piece. Fatema Tus Sughra of BHS from Class 8 stood out in the top ten.

The on-spot final round was mentored by the talented artists of the community and judged byrenowned artists. Inspiring figures like artist, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi, interacted with the students, providing them a memorable morning.

BHS was also given an opportunity to present on the topic of Cleanliness and Hygiene where they elaborated on the Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s TUS philosophy of a clean body, mind and soul.

The purpose of NAZAFAT is to make people aware to play their role in keeping their surroundings clean and hygienic as per the guidelines of Islam.

His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS has spearheaded several environmental campaigns to plant trees, create urban forests, make bird feeders, clean up operations, stop plastic to mention a few, in Pakistan and the world over.


دھرتی پر روشنی پھیلاتے آفتاب




Badri Institute of Resource and Development certified its first batch in Early Childhood Education and Development after hundred hours of intensive training and observation & teaching practice on 28th October 2019. The course was spread over a span of 3 months beginning from 29th July 2019.

The course outline was thoughtfully designed to include self-awareness and prenatal and post-natal care along with all other areas of childhood development. Thought-provoking books like Thirty Million Words by Dana Suskind, MD and The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.  & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. were required reading material which created awareness and inspired stimulating discussion among the participants.

Guest speakers-Dr. Sakina Haidry-Gynaecologist, Ms. Zainab Hasnain,-Food Techologist, Ms. Mona Jalees-Head of Preschool, Ms. Farida Selani-Pre-Primary teacher and school counsellor-shared their knowledge and experiences with the participants which enabled them to see from different perspectives and widen their horizons.

Being part of a Google classroom made sharing of hand-outs and other reading material easy with the potential to participate in group discussions and online quizzes. Participants maintained a reflection diary and regularly shared their reflections with the rest of the group. They also completed the required ten hours of teaching and observation period from a reputed school to gain real-life experience on-site.

BIRD collaborated with Lead360 and PELICS for this course. These reputed institutions provide trainings in various fields all over Pakistan.

The vision of BIRD to spread knowledge and awareness and make resources available for those who wish to develop and improve themselves is already in full flight. We pray BIRD soars to heights never before scaled.

Primary Secondary

BHS Celebrates World Food Day 2018

BHS Celebrates World Food Day 2018 | By Sakina Amir Godhrawala (Student of Class 9)

In the year 1979, an organization was formed because of the alarming case of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition. Every year we celebrate this sublime day to eradicate hunger, spread awareness about food and help people consume proper diet.

Badri High School (BHS) believes in creating awareness about the world we live in, in line with the vision of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS who guides us to waste not a single grain of food and wishes for each believer to eat well.

Following this line of action on 16th of October 2018, students of BHS filled thaalis, stuck stickers creating awareness about saving food and distributed Faize Mawaid Burhani all around Al Mohalatul Burhaniyah.  A poster making contest as well as a walkathon around the vicinity helped engage the heads, hands and hearts of the children  towards this cause.

The school day was filled with enactments on World Food Day and Food Security as well as informative literature and news stories were shared in class.

This day was commemorated to create food awareness, about its hygiene and warn people against consuming improper diet.

On one hand there is hunger, while on the other due to improper diet or eating of excess of junk food nearly 40% of the world’s population is obese and 25% is overweight. Let us all play a role in saving food, eating the right diet and realizing the dream of a Zero Hunger World.







BHS pays Homage to Huffaz

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, loyalty, and persistence.


Sports Day 2018-A Sport for Everyday

The 12th of January 2018 was a day to be remembered. The air was filled with the scent of the dwindling winter as well as the energy of the excited, young sportsmen on the green turf of Khaimat ur Riyazat as Badri High School hosted its Annual Sports Day.

Titled ‘A Sport for Everyday’ the theme of the event drew inspiration from Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s TUS excerpt on the advent and passage of seven days since time immemorial and the events which unfold in them.  BHS coupled this with the philosophy of a healthy lifestyle which Aali Qadr Maula TUS is inculcating in every believer’s household through wholesome nutrition, exercise and regular medical checkups, and used the number 7 in every one of its races.

The event was graced by the chief patron of BHS, Janab Naeem Bhaisaheb and Amil Saheb of Al Mohalatul Burhaniyah Janab Shabbir Bhaisaheb who were accorded a guard of honour by the BHS band and Student’s Council. Following Tilawat and recitation, the sportsmen took oath before the Chief Guests and the games were declared open.

The first phase of the games featured the tiny tots of the Pre Primary Section who delighted the audience with their PT display. This was followed by the four races of the Montessori  Section the first based on Eric Carl’s book ‘The Hungry Catterpillar’ showcasing the seven days of the week. The second race showed the Riwayat of Imam Husain AS granting the ‘Saail’ seven farzand; the third displayed the Riwayat of Maulatuna Fatema’s pearl necklace bearing seven pearls and lastly, the tracks showed runner dressed as the seven national things of Pakistan.

The second phase incorporated the Primary Section’s PT display which was a vibrant exhibition of precision, energy and coordination by the 150 students of classes 1-5. The audience gasped in wonder as 60 boys from the Secondary section leaped on each other to form four human pyramids paying homage to the four houses at BHS. The four house flags fluttered in the morning breeze as the children cheered their houses on.

Then came the enthralling races. On one hand the hurdle, relay races and the sprints excited the audience, while the survivor race, balancing race, tunnel race and the wheelbarrow race taught lessons of coordination and teamwork.  The Seven Wonders race and the Rainbow skipping race incorporated learning and agility while the Breakfast race and Getting Ready for School race taught lessons which would come in handy everyday.

The events ended with a thrilling tug-of-war and with the red house emerging the victor of the day with 36 points. The races were accompanied with the giving away of medals and trophies in quick succession. The senior girls were also honoured with certificates and medals on the big day even though their events had been held on the 10th of January.

The BHS Sports Day received TV coverage and the students and staff walked away with an unparalleled feeling of fulfillment, invigoration and achievement.



Badri High School has brought an ideal way to ensure that your child makes productive use of the approaching winter break. When we introduced the Robotics program at BHS this year in August 2017-18, we saw how the students enjoyed it and how it helped make them alert, active, engaged and incorporated critical thinking. We saw that this was the future of education and we wanted our children to embrace the future with confidence.

But the dedicated team of educationists at BHS realized that the students in the North Nazimabad area did not have a place which offered Robotics nearby. We wished to share this experience with other young learners. Thus, with the cooperation of the team at Robotics Lab, we strove to make this one-of-a-kind experience available to all at our campus this winter. Here are a few details of the week-long Winter Science Camp we are offering at Badri High School from 26th December 2017:

Mini Bots: Robotics for Ages 5 -8: This course has the Lego WeDo set and it combines the beloved LEGO bricks with one motor, two sensors, and a hub that connects the model to the computer. Simple drag-and-drop visual programming software is then used to bring the model to life. With this kid-friendly approach, the set makes learning fun, inspiring and engaging. Kids learn about complex topics in the fields of physics, engineering, and programming, as well as develop motor and cognitive skills through robot building, all as they have fun with LEGO bricks.

Its simplicity and versatility make WeDo a great set to use in the classroom for teaching robotics and programming and enhancing STEM lessons. Children work in pairs using one WeDo set and one computer or tablet, which improves their collaboration and communication skills.

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with photos of the robot they created during the week.

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Basic programming concepts
  • Structural design
  • Pulleys and levers
  • Gears and motors
  • Engineering concepts

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • LEGO Education WeDo Base Set
  • LEGO Education WeDo Software

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative teamwork

Bot Mania: Robotics for Ages 9 – 16 (Robotics Engineering):

This is a beginning course in Robotics. We utilize Lego Mindstorms /EV3 kits, software and various Lego Robotics materials. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development, building and programming of a LEGO Mindstorms/EV3 robot. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems and binary number systems. Student designed robots will be programmed to compete in various courses as developed by First Lego League.

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with photos of the robot they created during the week

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Basic programming concepts; NXT / EV3
  • Structural design
  • Pulleys and levers
  • Gears, pulleys, lever, torque, friction, timing, sensors, and program loops
  • Engineering concepts
  • To design, develop & complete robotic activities and challenges

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Lego Mindstorms NXT / EV3 hardware & software

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative teamwork

Engineering 101 Ages: 8 +:

The course emphases on the learning of engineering process and the mind set of an engineer. Engineering is not just a profession; it is a way of thinking. The thinking process of an engineer is more inclined towards problem solving, creative thinking and most of all building new things. This course is designed in a way to inculcate the thinking process of an engineer through hand on activities involving various engineering disciplines. Every class has a lot of hands on activities.

Activities during the course

  1. Aerospace engineering(rocket design + building)
  2. Aeronautical engineering(real flying airplane design and development)
  3. Civil engineering(Designing & building Towers & bridges)
  4. Mechanical Engineering(working & building different kinds of catapults + designing roller coasters the length of a room)

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with their designed and crafted model along with the photos of their learning session.

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Creativity
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical skills
  • Mechanical Engineering concepts
  • Civil/structural engineering concepts
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace engineering
  • Adapting to new challenges
  • Team Work

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Logical Skills
  • Critical Thinking

Android Game Development Ages: 8 – 16:

This course is just amazing! With Construct 2, making games is easy and interesting: just drag and drop objects around, add behaviors to them, and make everything come alive with events!

With a quick and easy to grasp Ribbon interface, you have clear access to a wide set of tools that allows anyone to jump into game creation with little to no prior game development knowledge.

The Layout Editor provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get visual interface to design your levels. You can drag, rotate and resize objects, visualize effects applied, and quickly change their settings to your liking in the Properties Bar. Objects can be arranged on separate layers for enhanced organization, allowing advanced parallax and blending effects. There’s also a built-in image editor to conveniently make quick edits to your object’s graphics.

Within minutes or hours you can have a working prototype that you can share with friends to play. In almost no time you can test your ideas and know if they are really fun or not, focusing your efforts in what matters the most: designing your game!

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with their games and photos of the learning session.

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Introduction to Game concepts: X & Y coordinate system, sprites, character animations, object behavior.
  • Editing sprites using transparency and collision polygon.
  • Logic based programming including loops, variables and event conditions.
  • Making 2D platform games with wrapping effect of backgrounds, scoring and lives feature.
  • Multi-level games, troubleshooting logical errors and implementing innovative solutions.

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Usage of Construct 2 software and game development

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem-solving
  • Logical Skills
  • Critical Thinking

For this WINTER CAMP Online form is available.

  • Download the Form and fill in the details.
  • Submit this form to BHS before 26th December 2017 to register your child.

    *Limited seats only*


The Environmental Pollution & It’s Effects On Marine Life – Badrian, The Change Makers

The students of classes 4 A & B have learnt about ” The Environmental Pollution & It’s Effects On Marine Life” in Science and Social Studies. To implement their learning, they went to the sea shore, and set an example as ” Badrian, The Change Makers” by cleaning a part of the beach and kept a message of their learning in the form of posters there, for other visitors.



The Newsletter

The academic year 2016-17 witnessed such remarkable achievements in Badri High School that what began with an urge to record the events for the world and for posterity inevitably manifested into the first BADRIAN to be published.

These achievements were set into motion on 8th September 2015 with the barakat of Aqa Maula TUS’s Qadam Mubarak. It may have lasted a mere minutes but the force of its barakat is being felt and seen today and will continue to be felt and seen for generations to come.

InshaAllah, the BADRIAN will continue to record as Badri High School continues to break records!


By clicking on the page you can read our digital BHS newsletter 2017

Thanks & Regards,
Sh. Hashim Saifuddin Marsiawala


A guest shares her thoughts

Fatema Abdul Qadir Shakir from Singapore, whose family deals with LEGO Education in Singapore, was invited to BHS to observe the Robotics class. These are her comments which she generously shared with us after her visit:

” Recently I got a chance to go to Badri High School. Last I think I had visited 4 to 5 years back. I was shocked to see the change in these years.

When I passed by some students they were fluently talking in English about some book they had read. Some prefects in their maroon sashes stood discussing their positions to stand and monitor the other students as it was recess time.

It was a drastic change for me as I had never expected such behavior. The students, the school environment …all has progressed a lot. The personality of the students and their confidence is just next level.

I also got a chance to sit with class 7 in a Robotics class which is held every Thursday, where the students were participating and interacting animatedly in the class with the trainer and the enjoyment they were experiencing while learning was clear. It was very refreshing to see such bright students.

The school itself also has changed in infrastructure. These kids have a proper environment to study and learn.

Hats off to the school committee. They have come a long way and have worked hard which we can clearly see. Badri School is securing and building a bright future for these students.”


Fridays Come to Life at BHS with Morning Presentations

Friday mornings are always anticipated as there is the promise of an interesting morning presentation during assembly. This Friday, 25th August 2017, the air was alive with the sound of animals as the students of Class 2 (Primary Section) gave an interesting and comprehensive presentation on the Animal Kingdom, classifying birds, fishes, amphibians and mammals according to their traits. The costumes and props were vibrant and life-like but more noteworthy was the students confidence and coordination.  The presentation ended on how all the creatures performed Noha and Aweel on Imam Husain, from the birds to the fishes.

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