Empower Pakistan's Poorest Children with Education

 
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Sep 15, 2014

What would you do if you were at Ali's place?

Ali drawing in his school.
Ali drawing in his school.

When you were 10, what did you do?

Play with your dog? Ride your bike? Bake cookies with your mom?

When Ali was 10, he did none of these things.

Ali loved school. He felt that his school was a safe place to be, that it gave him strength, and that his “brain got very big,” there. However, the teacher confronted Ali one day and told him that Ali’s father had not been paying his school fees. At PEP schools, every child pays 100 rupees (about $1 or 65 p) per month to ensure they are dedicated to coming to the school and to build community ownership of the school. The teacher thought it was odd that Ali’s parents had not paid, as parents rarely have complaints that the fee is too much of a financial burden for them.

But Ali knew why. Ali’s father was an alcoholic and had refused to go to work to support his family. If his father did go to work, he spent all the money on cigarettes and alcohol. Ali, his mother, and his 3 younger siblings had to start working after school to help buy food for their family. When summer break came, Ali’s father was still not supporting his father so instead, Ali worked everyday in the fields and did jobs around his village so that he could earn enough money to support his family. At the end of the summer, Ali had made enough to keep himself and his 3 younger siblings in school for the next year, to buy a new outfit for each of his siblings, and had money left over to give to his mother for food!

Ali also gained confidence that summer. When school started, he stood up to his father. He told him that he should not be wasting money on alcohol when his family had needs to be met. He even threatened to leave with his younger siblings and move in with relatives if his father didn’t stop drinking. Today, Ali’s father is working more and drinking less. He helped tell this story to PEP because he is proud of his son.

Ali says that he learned determination and courage in school. He said that in school they taught him how to accomplish his dreams. 

Today because of great donors like you, PEP students like Ali are determined to become change agents for their communities!

Thank you for partnering with Primary Education Project to nourish poor students by providing them with quality education and encouraging them to become the source of light to other people. 

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Jun 18, 2014

Partner with us on June 25th for Youth Spark Bonus Day!

PEP students learning word building
PEP students learning word building

We are thrilled to announce an amazing opportunity you have on the 25th of June! 

Global Giving is once again partnering with us to match our donations. This time all donations will be increased by a 100%. This means you have a chance to double your impact on the lives of children down here in Pakistan. We as an organization work among the poorest communities of Pakistan. We make sure to provide them with sustainable and quality education so that these children can break the cycle of poverty which many of them find themselves in.             We believe that these children are the change agents of their communities! 

Partner with us this June 25th to sow the seeds of education and to hope together for a better tomorrow. 

The Microsoft Youth Spark Bonus Day will begin June 25th,2014 at 12:00PM (EDT) (noon) and will end June 26,2014 at 11:59 (EDT). Donors are requested to donate by credit card or paypal. 

                                         Mark this day and spread the word!

PEP students learning in class
PEP students learning in class
Our thanks to you!
Our thanks to you!

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Jun 3, 2014

More girls going to school!

PEP female students
PEP female students

Dear friend,

We send our warm greetings to you from Pakistan. We hope you had a wonderful May, as we did. June is hot here! But we're doing our best to keep our selves rolling! We have some fantastic news to tell you as well as some updates about the things we are up to. We want to THANK YOU for supporting us abundantly and it is through your eagerness that 15 additional girls have been enrolled in one of the PEP school just in a month! This is an awesome accomlishment, because only 20% of the females are literate in the rural areas where we work and girls are the last to have this opportunity to recieve an education due to strict cultural traditions. 

Through a PEP program called Women's Empowerment Group (WEG), we have been able to reach to this neglected population and specially women and girls and encouraged them to progress and become change agents in their society. This program started last year with 15 villages, and today we have a total of 30 villages participating in the program. The Women's Empowerment Group (WEG) are designed to boost girls' education and provide an opprtunity for women to increase their confidence, skills, and knowledge.

 This year PEP also focuses to mentor and empower our existing schools so that they might make an even BIGGER impact on their communities. We believe that through our working together we can make a difference in our life as well as in the lives of people around us!  Learn about a girl in Pakistan and how her family chose to invest in her education. Empower girls like her! 

PEP students while studying in their class
PEP students while studying in their class
Women
Women's Empowerment Group (WEG) PEP program
Thankyou for your kind support
Thankyou for your kind support

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Mar 14, 2014

Spring 2014

Spring has sprung in our village schools! 

Exams have begun for most of our students; I am sure they would appreciate your prayers for clear minds and focused pencils! This year PEP is focussing on mentoring and empowering our existing schools so that they might make an even greater impact on this communities. With your help, we hope to build 21 brick school buildings for those schools who are still meeting in huts. We are also providing PEP graduates with bicycles so they can travel to their secondary or high school and continue their education. Often times, the closest school is too far to walk, but a bike enables them to travel safely and regularly! 

 

You are our heros and we are so thankful you choose again and again to invest in our students. 

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Dec 19, 2013

December 2013

Merry Christmas everyone! We are so thrilled to be ending this year with you. We are busy this month preparing new staff members who will begin in January, writing annual reports, and drafting our visions for next years programs. Next year we are excited to relay that we will be adding 15 new Women's Empowerment Groups to aid us in improving girls' education as well as beginning new Aflatoun clubs, and searching for communities in our current areas that still don't have access to schools. Please join us in prayer as we see what God has in store for that. We would invite you to join our monthly newsletter list if you aren't already on it and visit our blog for more recent stories on the work we are doing. Thank you for your support this year and may your holidays be wonderful!

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Caroline Noland

Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan

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