Pakistan ranks the second with the most out-of-school children in the world with only Nigeria ahead of it according to a child rights body.
Pakistan has been placed 146th out of 187 countries in terms of human development, according to the annual Human Development Report, recording only a marginal degree of change in the Human Development Index (HDI) over the last three to four years. The literacy rate of Pakistan is said to be 56% and a person who can write his or her name is considered to be literate thus we can imagine the reliability of this figure.
Despite these staggering figures, education is still not getting the important in the government sector as it should be and currently the Government spends only 2.1% of its GDP on education.
Fatima Memorial Hospital tries to play its small role in trying to provide a better future for our children.
Fatima Memorial Hospital started contributing in the field of education in 1985 when it opened its first NUR Foundation School in 1985. Today 18000 children have completed their primary education from NUR Foundation Schools and currently 1850 are completing their education and all students are provided free books, uniforms and stationery items every year. We can continue and keep educating the children of our nation with your help.
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
My name is Saman; I am 15 years old studying in 9th class. I have been studying at the NUR Foundation School since 2009. I will finish school next year and hope to continue with my education.
The situation of Education today in Pakistan is not satisfactory, because of which Pakistan is considered to be one of the most under-developed countries on the globe today.
The recent survey reports disclosed that Pakistan’s literacy rate has stagnated at 58%, which means that half of the population is unable to read and write. There are so many contributing factors behind this steady decline; today 32% of children aged between 5-9 years are out of school and 17% of primary schools consist of a single room.
Fatima memorial hospital decided to play its role in developing communities with the initiation of its outreach program in 1985 to provide the basic health facilities to people of distant areas: In 1996, FMH opened the doors to the first NUR Foundation School. Today, 18,000 children have crossed through these schools and completed their primary education.
Currently, 1850 children study in these schools and they are also provided with a set of books and uniforms each year. With your help we want to continue with our program and hopefully expand it further,
“I enjoy coming to School”
Hello! My name is Ahmad and I am in Grade 4. I am studying here in the NUR Foundation School since 2011. I really enjoy coming to school. I have so many friends here and I like to spend time here with them. I like reading books, the stories in the books are my favorite.
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We count ourselves to be the lucky few who have had the privilege to get a decent education. If we look back there were lots of complains and excuses on why we didn’t feel like going to school.
I am sick or it’s too cold or it’s too hot
But when we look into the eyes of these young kids who sometimes come to the schools from homes with no electricity, no income, no food and you realize that their resilience is iron clad and they will come to school and get an education no matter what!
This gives us the hope, the strength to continue to provide for an education whatever the circumstances or whatever the reasons we will keep on going and today we ask for your help because these children deserve a future, a way forward, a life to see through.
The Community Outreach Program initiated by Fatima Memorial Hospital in 1985 provides an education the 1850 children at the NUR Foundation Schools. With your help we hope to sustain and expand our project! So do not hesitate and donate today and bring a smile to a child’s life.
To Muqaddas it does not matter what problems she may face all that matters to her is her education
Hi! My name is Muqqadas and I am 13 years old and studying at the NUR Foundation School since 2004. I am lucky to be the few who study here. Studying can be difficult but it’s definitely worth it! ”
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Children are weird creatures, they absorb everything love, sadness, pain, anger and an education.
Today we live in a world filled with despair and desolation with so many moving forward in a state which offers no future promises or a purpose but a life just for the sake of living.
The Community Outreach Program initiated by Fatima Memorial Hospital with is NUR Foundation Schools hopes to provide that purpose to the 1850 children currently studying in the surrounding areas of the metropolis of Lahore.
The current state of education in Pakistan may not be what it should be but we all can play our part in making it better. With your help we hope to sustain and expand our project! So do not hesitate and donate today and bring a smile to a child’s life.
Salma is been with us for almost 8 years and this is what she has to say
“I am 11 years and in class 5th studying at the NUR Foundation School since 2006. I have been here since kindergarten and math is my favourite subject. I just get math :) ” Salma
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The Importance of Knowledge
We give countless figures and talks about the importance of education, of healthcare, of basic human rights and all the other things that is lacking for the majority on this planet.
It is all true and there is so much that needs to be done that it seems impossible but we can all play our role however small it may be for the betterment of those less fortunate.
The state of education in Pakistan is less than satisfactory with over 25 million children out of school today. Fatima Memorial Hospital initiated its Community Outreach Program to help those within the vicinity of Lahore in 1985 with primary health care services. In 1996 it branched out to education and through the combined efforts of our donors, volunteers and our dedicated team 18,000 bright boys and girls has received primary education since than.
With your help we hope to sustain and expand our project! So do not hesitate and donate today and bring a smile to a child’s life.
My goal is near !
My name is Hajra Wilayat and I am in the last year of my school. I will be sitting for my matriculation examinations soon and will be eligible to apply to colleges. I have been studying at the NUR Foundation School since 2002. It has been ten years and it has been tough to say the least but now I am finally there.
I could have never imagined that I will make it this far, I was six when I was admitted to this school and today I see that my dreams can become reality. I can, if I want and if I work hard can wear that black robe and cap while I hold my college degree. It can all be mine and it will be mine, if I see it through. I will see it through and keep on going.
This is my goal and I will achieve it.
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