Dear Stakeholders, Well Wishers & Donors!
On behalf of Sona Welfare Foundation and through the winning platform of this great philanthropic forum, we wish and pray that we find each and everyone of you in the best of health.
The changing block in any society is undoubtedly its education system. It ensures a sustained, systematic and most comprehensive roadmap to development. The lack of a functional, efficient and affordable education system is a roadblock to the basic development of the human capital, and subsequently deprivation.
Owing to this, and especially since the inception of globally concentrated/ unified efforts for development like Millennium Development Goals or Sustainable Development Goals 2030, the access to quality and affordable education gas been seen as centric to all agenda's. This importance is equally accepted and recognized under the social/ Welfare intervention by Sona Welfare Foundation and for this new and more beneficial interventions are devised.
Here, I am honored to mention that as of now, our educational programs reach over 16,000 highly marginalized and deserving students across Pakistan, by ensuring for them access to quality and affordable opportunities for education.
SWF has devised a multifaceted program which includes following core initiatives
1. Self Administered & Run Educational Institutes
2. Adopted & Assisted Public Sector Institutes
3 Annual Scholarship Programs for Talented & Deserving Students
Though this success is enough to substantiate our claim on working for a promising future through education, we see and realize that there is a lot to be done, and for this a continuous effort is needed.
In view of this, the project Multipurpose Libraries for Rural Areas of Pakistan has been envisioned which will further this mission and bring another 0.1 million students as well as adults to the fold of education. The program is unique as it rests upon the existing platform of public sector schools which are not up to the mark in educational delivery, and turns them into centers for learning by engaging the most important element of this equation, the community itaelf. These center of learning will benefit in following manner
1 Formally establishing themselves as Libraries for the students enrolled
2 Informally engaging the out of school children's and illiterate adults to education
3 A center of learning especially to women who are otherwise not able to attain formal education owing to societal and cultural barrier
A network of 30 such library and literacy centers has been envisioned under this program with a collective database of 15000 learning books and 60 literacy facilitators for community education engagement. Once comoleted, it will engage an average of 25000 enrolled students while another 75000 out of school children and adults will benefit from it.
Till now, due to your dedicated efforts and trust SWF has been able to ensure education to the most deserving through the platform of GlobalGiving. We have our full faith and trust that for this initiative we will again have your support.
Your effort brings hope and life to endless dreams which just need a platform to flourish, forums like Multipurpose Libraries and literacy centers.
Wishing you all a very best,
Team Sona Welfare Foundation