We count ourselves to be the lucky few who have had the privilege to get a decent education. If we look back there were lots of complains and excuses on why we didn’t feel like going to school.
I am sick or it’s too cold or it’s too hot
But when we look into the eyes of these young kids who sometimes come to the schools from homes with no electricity, no income, no food and you realize that their resilience is iron clad and they will come to school and get an education no matter what!
This gives us the hope, the strength to continue to provide for an education whatever the circumstances or whatever the reasons we will keep on going and today we ask for your help because these children deserve a future, a way forward, a life to see through.
The Community Outreach Program initiated by Fatima Memorial Hospital in 1985 provides an education the 1850 children at the NUR Foundation Schools. With your help we hope to sustain and expand our project! So do not hesitate and donate today and bring a smile to a child’s life.
To Muqaddas it does not matter what problems she may face all that matters to her is her education
Hi! My name is Muqqadas and I am 13 years old and studying at the NUR Foundation School since 2004. I am lucky to be the few who study here. Studying can be difficult but it’s definitely worth it! ”
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Children are weird creatures, they absorb everything love, sadness, pain, anger and an education.
Today we live in a world filled with despair and desolation with so many moving forward in a state which offers no future promises or a purpose but a life just for the sake of living.
The Community Outreach Program initiated by Fatima Memorial Hospital with is NUR Foundation Schools hopes to provide that purpose to the 1850 children currently studying in the surrounding areas of the metropolis of Lahore.
The current state of education in Pakistan may not be what it should be but we all can play our part in making it better. With your help we hope to sustain and expand our project! So do not hesitate and donate today and bring a smile to a child’s life.
Salma is been with us for almost 8 years and this is what she has to say
“I am 11 years and in class 5th studying at the NUR Foundation School since 2006. I have been here since kindergarten and math is my favourite subject. I just get math :) ” Salma
The Importance of Knowledge
We give countless figures and talks about the importance of education, of healthcare, of basic human rights and all the other things that is lacking for the majority on this planet.
It is all true and there is so much that needs to be done that it seems impossible but we can all play our role however small it may be for the betterment of those less fortunate.
The state of education in Pakistan is less than satisfactory with over 25 million children out of school today. Fatima Memorial Hospital initiated its Community Outreach Program to help those within the vicinity of Lahore in 1985 with primary health care services. In 1996 it branched out to education and through the combined efforts of our donors, volunteers and our dedicated team 18,000 bright boys and girls has received primary education since than.
With your help we hope to sustain and expand our project! So do not hesitate and donate today and bring a smile to a child’s life.
My goal is near !
My name is Hajra Wilayat and I am in the last year of my school. I will be sitting for my matriculation examinations soon and will be eligible to apply to colleges. I have been studying at the NUR Foundation School since 2002. It has been ten years and it has been tough to say the least but now I am finally there.
I could have never imagined that I will make it this far, I was six when I was admitted to this school and today I see that my dreams can become reality. I can, if I want and if I work hard can wear that black robe and cap while I hold my college degree. It can all be mine and it will be mine, if I see it through. I will see it through and keep on going.
This is my goal and I will achieve it.
Not one of us can deny the importance of an education – it is the right of every human being to have an education and to understand what he or she capable of and giving them the chance to be a productive member of society.
The state of education is less than satisfactory in Pakistan with only a 58 percent literacy rate and with over 25 million children out of school, the second highest in the world. Today, 1 in 10 children out of school is a Pakistan.
Looking at the deplorable state of affairs Fatima Memorial Hospital initiated its outreach program in 1985 to provide basic health care. In 1996 it was expanded into education with the formation of schools. Today we are proud to say over 18000 children have completed their schooling through these schools in the outreach areas of Lahore with many studying further to achieve their dreams.
Currently 1850 children are studying in our school and with your help we want to induct more children who need to be educated. We are playing our humble role in educating our generation and with your help we hope to expand our reach.
“I might be young but I have dreams”
Hello, my name is Alishba Anwar and I am class 2. I have been studying in the NUR schools since 2009. I like coming to school and I am good in maths but my writing needs more practice.
I am not sure what I want to be in the future; maybe a doctor or a teacher. I like to draw so maybe an artist but one thing I am sure of is that I will finish school
Education plays a vital role in human capital formation. It raises an individual’s productivity and efficiency, consequently producing skilled manpower that is capable of leading the path to sustainable economic development. Currently Pakistan’s literacy rate is ranked at 113th among 120 nations[i] which has hampered growth in all sectors of society.
Several factors have been identified as responsible for the education problems plaguing Pakistan. These include insufficient funding, lack of adequate implementation programs and teaching methods. This has in turn led to Pakistan showing one of the lowest literacy rates in the world.
Education is a fundamental human right and through the support of our donors in this quarter Fatima Memorial Hospital continues to spread this light amongst those who were deprived of this in the peri-urban areas of Lahore.
Recent glimpses of non-formal educational activities are available with this report
The support of our patrons has made it possible for us to educate over 18,000 children in Pakistan. Today, we request that you come forward and become a part of this initiative through your donations to educate, empower and to create a better future.
[i] Business Recorder,Global Literacy rate, Posted by Imaduddin on Wednesday, 24 October, 2012,http://www.brecorder.com/top-news/1-front-top-news/87662-global-literacy-rate-pakistan-ranks-113th-among-120-nations-.html, Accessed on March, 2013.
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