Sponsoring secondary school for working children

Jan 3, 2012

Star student from the street dreams of medical school

Husna with her family
Husna with her family

Husna Yaseen graduated from our primary education programme for children who are forced to choose work over school. She did so well that she made the cut for top graduates who are selected to be sponsored for secondary education (beyond the 6th grade) in a mainstream school. 


At our Lahore region primary school imparting non-formal education to working children, Husna was an eager student and dreamed of becoming a doctor. Upon graduation from the primary programme, she was enrolled in a school of the Hamza Girls School System at Chungi Amar Sidhu, Lahore. This admission was entirely on merit - she performed exceptionally well on their admission criteria and was awarded a seat at the school. This itself was an achievement for Husna, given the vast disparity in her background (socioeconomic status, years of education, standard of education) and that of the average student applying to a private school. 


Husna comes from a very humble background. Her father is a poor street vendor who struggles to feed his family of seven (He has two daughters and two sons in addidtion to Husna). Being the eldest of five siblings, Husna bears the additional burden of supporting her mother in housework, but her passion for learning can be gauged from the fact that she still helps to tutor her siblings in her free time.


Husna is very serious about her studies and her goals - she is working hard in school today to be able to become a doctor one day. Her committment in the face of adversity is impressive and we wish her all the luck. 


We hope to continue to sponsor secondary education for Husna and other star students like her, and we thank our donors for their generous support in making this possible!
Husna at a lesson at school
Husna at a lesson at school
Husna in class
Husna in class
Husna at work to support her household
Husna at work to support her household
Husna studying at home
Husna studying at home
Oct 5, 2011

Updates on Mainstream Secondary School Education

We are very obliged to our donors, supporters and well-wishers from all walks of life, who maintain an interest in supporting our noble cause. With heartfelt gratitude thank to each one of you for extending support to Zindagi Trust projects. Children studying in mainstream secondary education are very grateful for the support that you all are providing them in getting education.

Todays' update will highlight about Irfan & his family. Irfan is a student of grade 6 in a private school of Rawalpindi region.

About Irfan

Irfan is brilliant graduate of Chah Sultan School, run by Zindagi Trust. After his father left his job due to an illness that confined him to his bed, Irfan and his brother started working at a general store to make ends meet. This meant that he could not go to a regular school.

His father was a school teacher before his health rendered him unemployed, yet his interest in education brought Irfan to a Zindagi Trust primary school for working children. Irfan was a keen student in school throughout his time at the school until he graduated in Class 5.

After graduation from Zindagi Trust's non-formal primary education programme, he was placed in a mainstream school called M.C. Boys High School in Millat Colony, Rawalpindi, where he is currently studying in Class 6.

Irfan continues to be a model student and stood 4th in his last exams. All his teachers are very happy with his performance and his attitude. His class teacher says that Irfan is intelligent and punctual, and that his academic performance is seeing a steady improvement. Irfan takes his studies seriously and spends his evenings revising his work with his father. His favourite subject is science and he wants to be a pilot when he grows up.

Jul 11, 2011

Season of summer camps in schools!

Our dear donors, well-wishers and supporters, I am taking this opportunity to thank you all for the achievements and successes of our students with the help of your financial support. It is great that Zindagi Trust primary graduated children are now studying in Secondary Mainstream Schools. This is considered as a great achievement of Zindagi Trust and for this a big Thank you to our donors for making it all possible!

Now-a-days schools are off for two-month summer vacations.  During summer vacations the government & private schools management offer enriching summer programs, which are open to all.  The rationale for the summer programs is to give students exposure to outdoor activities for which they do not get a chance during the year.

This update will highlight the summer camps activities held in the month of June in the schools across Pakistan where Zindagi Trust students are studying.  Zindagi Trust students’ registration fees were paid for the summer camps in their respective schools and students were free to join camps of their interest.  Apart from the academic coaching camps the schools had organized cricket coaching, swimming, gymnastic, skating, volleyball & basketball camps as well.  The academic coordinators acknowledged the efforts of schools management for providing opportunities to our students as well to participate in and contribute in team building activities and to explore new things to live up to their full potential.

Once again Thank You for bringing smile on the faces of our children!

Apr 15, 2011

Congratulation! Successful Completion of 1 Year

The project of Main Stream Secondary Education was initiated in April 2010 and has successfully completed one year. It was possible because of the support of our donors.  In this regard Zindagi Trust’s deepest gratitude to its donors, well wishers and supporters who are providing magnificent support to Zindagi Trust students to continue their studies. All students have been promoted to grade 7 and have started their studies in their respective schools. Regional teams paid all schools expenses and supported students in purchasing school course books and uniforms.

This year 60 Zindagi Trust (ZT) primary graduated students out of 300 will get admission in ZT cooperative Private and Government schools across Pakistan for the year 2011-2012. These graduates have shown interest and have met the criteria of studying in grade 6.

This update will special highlight the academic progress of Khanzeb, studying in Nimra Academy Primary and Secondary School, Karachi. He has passed grade 6 with flying colors.  He has secured 2nd position in his class. Khanzeb is talented, hard working and aspires to be an engineer. Well done! Khanzeb, Zindagi Trust is proud of you.

Apart from the position holders, remaining Zindagi Trust students’ academic performance for the year 2010-2011 has been rated ‘B’ which is considered very good. Great! Keep it up.


Once again Thank You!  all our supporters.

Jan 24, 2011

Position holders live up to expected progress

The management of Zindagi Trust acknowledges the important role of its donors and well wishers who has joined hands with us to eradicate illiteracy.  With their support our primary graduated students are now studying in Mainstream Secondary Schools.  

Zindagi Trust students in the government and private sectors schools across Pakistan have made great progress in their schools. This is evident from the monthly reports of their teachers and principals.

It is heartening to know that position holders live up to expected progress in the new environment as well. Apart from their academic performance, Zindagi Trust students are recognized for their punctuality, regularity and cooperativeness amongst their class fellows.

Zindagi Trust Regional Academic Teams stay in touch with the students and encourage them during monthly meetings towards showing good academic performance and confidently practicing social skills.

Above mentioned achievements motivate us and all those working with us to believe that nothing is impossible.

A big Thank you to our donors and well-wishers for their tremendous support!

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Abdul Haque

Karachi, Sindh Pakistan

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