24 million children are out of school in Pakistan. Many work to support their families. We recruit such children from urban slums and lead them through an accelerated primary education course. The top graduates from this two-year course are placed in mainstream secondary schools, their fees paid and their academic and personal progress monitored until they complete high school. 550 students are currently enrolled in secondary schools in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi under this program.
24 million children in Pakistan are out of school. Some of them are so poor that they cannot afford to go to school even if it were free. They spend their days working in the streets, as food vendors, cleaners, car mechanics, etc. Our "Educating 1400 child workers" project brings such children to school for an accelerated primary education course, but it does not guarantee them a better job nor a facility to continue education upon graduation.
This project will sponsor the secondary education of the top graduates from our primary education course for child workers. All their major expenses from registration, attendance fees to textbooks will be covered and their academic and personal progress will be followed closely. This will give an opportunity to those students with the desire and aptitude for higher education to be able to achieve their dreams and make a real investment in their future.
Increase the literacy rate of Pakistan. Improve future job prospects of children from urban slums. Improve the standards of living for children and their families in urban slums. Increase school enrollment in urban slums by making communities realize the value of education.