In Pakistan, where rural female literacy rates drop as low as 8%, DIL's girl-centric schools provide quality education to the country's poorest children. At a DIL School, our students learn to more then just read and write - they become empowered citizens and leaders. Education the DIL Way provides these girls with critical thinking skills and confidence to be the change they hope for and teaches them that the end responsibility to transform their lives is theirs alone.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are more than 25 million children under 16 are out of school in Pakistan. Access to education has improved in recent years, with 75% of children enrolling in school; however, more then half of the girls drop out due to the poor quality of education and the fact that schools are not inclusive of communities they serve. As a result, female literacy rates remain stagnant at 38% and fall to as low as 8% in rural areas. This project provides quality education to 1,000 poor Pakistani girls.
How will this project solve this problem?
DIL Schools provide quality education in a girl-centric environment. Our programs go beyond enrollment & literacy. Through inputs such as teacher training, state-of-the-art curriculum, after school enrichment, access to books and technology as well as stringent oversight and monitoring, our children acquire critical thinking and problem solving skills. The students are engaged in the education process and enabling them to access higher incomes, better health and become empowered citizens.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will provide quality education to 1,000 girls. Our students stay in school, complete their primary education, and perform academically beyond their peers. They go on to embody a confidence level that is unique and exceptional and access life and career opportunities that would not have been available to them otherwise. Not just that, they have a powerful desire to give back to their communities and become powerful trailblazers and change agents.
Total Funding Received to Date: $10,650
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10,650 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.