Education is the straightforward procedure of learning and knowing. It isn’t limited to the schools as it were. Training begins from the mother’s lap. Guardians and family instill great habits and make independent residents out of their kids. Home is called first school of the youngsters, however the proper training begins from the school, where they are instructed, how to act and comprehend what is happening around them.
The circumstance in Pakistan, in the same way as other developing nations, isn’t empowering. The low enlistment rates at the essential level, wide variations among locales and gender discrimination, absence of prepared instructors, lack of appropriate showing material and poor physical framework of schools demonstrates the lackluster showing of this area.
Literacy rate of Pakistan is almost around 50% where the essentials for being termed an educated person are that you able of reading and writing (34% approx.). Which is not a good sign, with a result that more than half of the literate ones are also not educated in a completely proper way?
When we look at the scenario of physical infrastructure 18% primary schools have one classroom, 26% schools have one teacher 32% schools have no electricity, 22% have no toilets, 21% have no boundary walls 22% have no drinking water and 7% primary schools have no buildings. It indicates the non-seriousness by the government towards the education system.
This shocking statistic and the poor state of Education in Pakistan since the very beginning is the very reason that Fatima Memorial Hospital took the initiative of commencing the NUR Community Outreach Program (NCOP) in the year 1985. The objective of NCOP is to act as a catalyst of change in order to bring about socio-economic development of the underprivileged communities, via an integrated approach to education, healthcare and economic empowerment.
NUR Foundation has been providing education to the underprivileged communities (without any discrimination of age/gender/caste/religion, etc) through its chain of formal and informal schools in underdeveloped and neglected areas of Lahore. Every year, approximately 1800 students pass out from our schools. The current students enrolled in NCOP Schools located in Malikpur/Talwara, Lakhudair, Nainsukh and Gajjumatta total 1476.
In addition to this, NUR Foundation has also started the initiative of Adult Literacy Program in which 30 adult females are currently enrolled. The objective of this program is to provide the basic level of education to adult women who have never been to a school before.
The number of students wanting to be enrolled in our schools is rising day by day but the funds to accommodate them are limited. Also, in order to improve the quality of teaching and the overall quality of education, we require funds to train our teachers, construct a college building and develop proper facilities like computer labs and libraries. To provide such resources/facilities to our students, we rely on the generous donations of our esteemed donors.
Your donations are extremely important to us in these circumstances. With current Pandemic (COVID19) around, we have more challenges to address. The Rural Areas need more help and assistance, so that our teachers can educate the people about the disease and also keep educating the children on individual basis with all precautions.
We request you to keep supporting us with your generous donations.