I am Sikandar. An 18-year old boy from Village Sirajjudin Gadani in Ghotki, one of the most impoverished Districts of Pakistan. There is industry present in Ghotki and jobs are also available, but a lack of quality education has always prevented me from applying. Now, Engro Foundation, with its partners, has established a Technical Training College through which I can fulfill my dream of gaining a Mechanical Engineering Diploma. Please sponsor my education so I can bring change in my community.
Over 12,000 youth between the ages of 18-25 are without work in Ghotki District, Pakistan, one of the most impoverished areas of the country. At the same time it is also host to one of the largest industrial clusters in the country. The local youth do not have access to jobs because of low quality of public education. Engro Foundation along with its partners has established the Technical Training College which for the first time gives the rural poor access to high quality technical education
Sikandar Ali is one of many youth who have passed the merit-based entry tests in Technical Training College, Daharki and is striving to achieve his 3-Year Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. However, coming from a humble background he works in a general store after classes to make ends meet for his family of 13 individuals. This project will help him raise the $6000+ needed to finance his diploma and give him access to Trade Apprentice jobs available in the local industry
Engro Foundation believes in bringing about change, one life at a time. There are close to 150 boys studying at the Technical Training College, each being supported in some way or another through private, corporate and public donors. As these boys graduate and receive jobs in the local industry, it will create a culture of hope and optimism and an increased demand for high quality education in their communities. The boys will act as change agents and mentors for the upcoming generations.