Dear Donors, Supporters, Stakeholders and the dedicated of GlobalGiving!
It is an honor for myself, and Sona Welfare Foundation to communicate with you all, through this examplary online platform which every day brings joys and success closer to those who are not that blessed. The project, "Multipurpose Libraries for Rural Areas of Pakistan" has been envisioned truly in line with the Sustainable Development Goal#4, which pertains to education. It is
"Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning"
The task infront of us, especially in Pakistan which is yet a developing country is quite gigantic and challenging, considering the timeline of 2030 associated with the fulfillment of these goals. With millions of children out of school, a generation with merely 25% literacy rate (1950-80) and minimal resources in hand, the need of the time demands from us that innovative, cost effectrive and withstanding initiatives are devised to address this issue.
The project, although in pipeline qualifies each and every parameter explained above, and for this we have associated high hopes with it. In the 1st phase, the libraries or literacy hut as they are called will be established in rural and far off communities, which have either no school or merely functioning one.
The hut/ library, with its dedictaed education facilitator will reach out in a non-formal manner, covering both children and adults. For regular students, it is a place where 500 interactive, multifacated books are available, opening up a new horizon to them for understanding. For out of school children, which do not attend school owing to poverty etc and work, the hut will be available after working hours along with the facilitator for attaining education. Similarly, the adults, not blessed with the gift of literacy will also converge to the hut as a place where learning becomes fun, whether it is through newspaper learning or interactive books/ multimedia.
Being self sustainable based on Community Based Funding, each hut with its useful life will aid thousands of natives, and the dream of education to all by 2030 will become a reality.
SWF has till now pushed phenomenal achievements in teh last few years, and this project will greatly add to our aim of reaching out to those who require assistance. The project will be initiated once the first funding round gets completed. We are thankful to global giving, for the assistance it has given through the wonderful donors in our otehr projects, and we are certain that not long from now, this project will be a reality.
Thank you once again to each and everyone who supports us, and we promise you that we will stay committed to our cause.