Education is the road to national development. It creates sense of responsibility among the people. On the basis of education people not only realize their duties but also know how to achieve their national, societal and individual rights. One of the goals of education is to enable the people by enhancing their general consciousness regarding their national and international position as global citizens. This realization creates an atmosphere of trust and cooperation in the society. Education promotes economic development and consequently people become prosperous and play their respective roles in the overall national development.
Pakistan is a developing country. Its economy is weak. There is lack of political stability in the country. All these problems are directly or indirectly the offshoot of a weak, polarized and non-unified education system.
The problems associated with the education system of Pakistan are lack of adequate budget, lack of policy implementation, defective examination system, poor physical facilities, lack of teacher quality, lack of implementation of education policies, directionless education, low enrollment, high scale dropouts, political interference, outdated curriculum, corruption, poor management and supervision, lack of research, and lack
of uniformity. The above mentioned problems could be solved by formulation of rational policies and plan and by ensuring proper implementation of the policies. Education is a nourishing force. It is the constructive factor for any society. Education enables people to work for their development and growth. Hence education brings out the hidden potentialities of individuals and develops them.
During 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic gripped life globally. Education system is getting worst in many countries as schools remain partially closed with most of the sessions being online.
Furthermore, the Educational infrastructure is badly shaken in the wake of this pandemic and UNESCO reported that nationwide closures have impacted 89% of the world’s student population.
Students belonging to the poverty stricken areas are worse off when it comes to accessing education owing to lack of facilities.
Our major concern is that we are in process of building the college building in an area where the entire student body is affected due to lack of facilities. Around 48 percent of schools in the country do not have toilets, boundary walls, electricity and drinking water while Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkwa (K-P) are ahead of the other two provinces – Sindh and Balochistan – on various educational parameters.
Due to COVID19, the construction has been halted, however, now that the schools and colleges have reopened, we have resumed the development work on the project but the biggest hindrance is the availability of lack of funds.
With the challenges mentioned above, NUR Foundation started its schools in the year 1996 and since then, it has not only took 18000 children out of the dark holes of illiteracy but also helped them in attaining jobs to earn a respectable living. However, the current schools are not sufficient to cater to the needs of the rising number of students. Hence, in pursuit of its mission of providing free education to the underprivileged in Malikpur, NUR Foundation has started the project of constructing a College building for them. In order to finance the building, generous donations from our esteemed donors are necessary.
Given below is the breakdown of the funds that we require to start the college:
Furniture: Rs. 1,540,000 = USD 10,000
Computer Lab: Rs. 550,000 = USD 3,500
Science Lab: Rs. 350,000 = USD 2.250
Library: Rs. 500,000 = USD 3,250
Play Area: Rs. 200,000 = USD 1,300
Cafeteria: Rs. 100,000 = USD 645
Mosque: Rs. 200,000 = USD 1,300
Conference Room: Rs. 150,000 = USD 970
Principal Office: Rs. 200,000 = USD 1,300
Boundary Wall: Rs. 2,700,000 = USD 1,710
Guard Cabin: Rs. 30,000 = USD 200
We therefore require the support of our valued donors in order to achieve this milestone. There are numerous students who are desperately waiting for the College to start functioning and this can only happen if our donors support us.