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Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan

by Fatima Memorial Hospital
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan
Continuing Malala's Dream - Educating Pakistan

Education systems in Pakistan and around the world are working to respond to the unexpected outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Globally, 188 countries closed education institutions, leading to an estimated 1.60 billion students unable to attend schools. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the education system of Pakistan encompasses over 317,000 schools with enrolment of almost 50.3 million students and over 1.83 million teachers. The system is further composed of almost 197,000 public schools and over 120,000 private schools. The public sector provides access to about 28.68 million students to complete their education while the remaining 21.60 million students are catered by the private sector of education.

 

During the current pandemic, over 50.0 million schoolgoing children have been unable to attend school for the past four months as the government continues to keep schools closed to ensure the health and safety of students and teachers. We already have over 22.5 million children that are out of school.

 

The post-COVID impact due to the prolong closure of school will have a massive impact on Pakistan’s already fragile education system, such as learning gaps, and social/emotional/mental well-being. This could also lead to no promotion next year, ultimately leading to a halt in continuity of education.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to impact us for a long time. Millions of children have no access to school and for our already fragile education system this is indeed an unprecedented situation in the history of education. However, we must embrace this unexpected change and apply an alternate approach to ensure continuity in education.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Your generous support is of immense value to us so we urge you to continue the donation and support us.

 

Thank you

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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.

Thank you

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According to a report Pakistan is the lowest among the Asian countries in allocation of fund in its GDP which has never touched the 3% of annual GDP while Mongolia spends 8.5%, Iran 5.4% Maldives 8%, south Korea 4% India 3.7% and Pakistan 2.76% (Ghazi, 2018). Another official reports which was published in 2018 says that 22.84 million between age 5 to 16 are out of schools out of the total 51.33 million that becomes 44% of the total children population. It shows that how pathetic our situation is and we are going to be among the world most illiterate nations in the 21st century.

 

We have seen empty slogans from the government and none of the government since the creation of Pakistan has been committed to bring prosperity and innovation in education system which is the cause of our unprogressive poor nation. We believe in ideas not in practical initiatives. We have not exceeded our GDP more than 2.75% while in 1960 UNESCO conference held in Karachi had suggested to spend at least 4% for education for developing countries. The government schools are in a poor state and such conditions are not at all fruitful for education.

 

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.

 

There are many issues which hinder the prosperity and progress of the country and poor education system is one of them. In order to improve the education system, provision of trained teachers, enough budget, enough resources and uniform curriculum needs to be focused.

 

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. 

Therefore, we request our donors to keep supporting our cause. We once again thank you for your generosity.

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The Economic Survey (2018-2019) revealed the deploring state of education in Pakistan. The government allocated only 2.9% of the country’s GDP (World Bank Statistics) to education (which is the lowest in Asia). As per the UNDP’s Human Development Report 2018, Pakistan’s Human Development Indicator (HDI) value was 0.562 (with 1 being the maximum figure) and Pakistan was ranked 150th out of 189 countries. What adds fuel to the fire is the fact that the educational indicators suggest that Pakistan is the second last in comparison to the other countries in the region (Afghanistan being the last). Moreover, all regional countries have shown improvement in their HDIs except Pakistan.

 

The literacy rate in Pakistan is 62.3% and out of the male population, about 71.6% are literate and out of the female population, 51.8% are literate. In ASER 2018 amongst the 17% out-of- school children (age 6-16 years), 7% were males and 10% were females. The gender gap in education is due to the cultural stigma attached to the education of girls in Pakistan.

 

According to ASER 2018, there are a total of 22.8 million out of school children which is about half the children in Pakistan. 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.

 

According to Benjamin Franklin, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Therefore, we request you all to join hands with us and invest in the future of children to take them out of the dark abyss of illiteracy. Thank you!

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There are about 22.6 million out-of-school girls or boys – which makes up around half (44%) of all children in Pakistan. Out of the children enrolled in school, the vast majority receives an education of poor quality. This is because 43% of the government schools lack the basic facilities including furniture, running water, bathrooms, electricity and boundary walls. Also, 21% of the government primary schools are operating with a single teacher while 14% of the schools have a single classroom. 

In addition to this, according to a report by Pakistan Economic Survey (2017-2018), the literacy rate for entire Pakistan (including 10 years old and above) is 58% and statistics collected by Alif Ailaan suggest that there are currently 25.02 million out of school children between the ages of 5 and 16. What is worse is that the proportion of out-of-school children (OOSC) increases as the level of education rises so by the time that the children reach the higher-secondary level, almost 85% are not in school. Also, due to the cultural stigma attached to the education of girls, the literacy rate of females is 48% while that of males is 70%. According to the Human Development Reports, Pakistan is ranked 146th in Education (11 ranks below our neighboring country, India). Moreover, only 2.8% of the country’s GDP is spent on Education (The World Bank Statistics). 

Therefore, there is a dire need of improving the education system in Pakistan and hence, Fatima Memorial System took the initiative of starting the NUR Outreach program in the year 1985 with the aim of acting 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 is providing education to indigent communities (irrespective of age and gender) in the form of formal and informal schools in remote and backward areas of Lahore. Every year, 1850 students pass out from our school and colleges. Furthermore, NUR Foundation has also recently started an Adult Literacy Program in which 25 women are enrolled currently. The purpose of this program is to provide basic level of education to adult women who have never been enrolled in a school before.

In order for us to provide quality education to our children, we need to provide proper training to our teachers; construct a college building; arrange for other educational resources (like books, stationary, furniture, etc) and develop proper facilities (like computer labs and libraries). To cater to the needs of the children at our school and colleges, we rely on the donations of our generous donors.

According to Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, “There are two powers in the world, one is the sword and the other is the pen.” And Malala Yousafzai said, “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” Therefore, we urge our esteemed donors to join hands with NUR foundation in the cause of providing quality education to underprivileged kids irrespective of gender.

Brigham Young was so right in asserting, “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” Hence, step up, step out and be a ray of hope for generations of children currently living in the dark pits of illiteracy.

Thank you.

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Fatima Memorial Hospital

Location: Lahore, Punjab - Pakistan
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Arif Kabani
Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
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