CRSD working to send deprived Child to Primary School in Pakistan

photograph-9This project focuses the primary education and socio-emotional growth of under-served children in Pakistan by providing school supplies, uniforms, scholarships, and social-skill building workshops and well-trained primary school teachers. In Pakistan, more than 6.5 million children are not enrolled in primary schools while another 2.7 million withdrawn from school at the lower-secondary level. This adds to the continuing high level of illiteracy in the country as evidenced by the literacy rate in the province of Sindh; last year, the literacy rate dropped by 4%, from 60% to 56%. Illiterate children face deep-rooted inequalities due to poverty and gender, leading to child labor. 

If the issue of school is not addressed urgently, the current generation will add to the existing pool of illiterate youth and continue to exacerbate the poverty cycle.

Solution:

This project is striving for a better educated generation in under-served areas of the province of Sindh. Our organization, CRSD, will target families are poor and low-income groups with no access to an education facility. In the initial stage, parents of the selected children will be counseled. Over a year period, one hundred (100) disadvantaged children will be provided school supplies, uniforms, scholarship and socio-emotional growth workshops, focused on students 6-12 years of age. Students will also be provided with access to well-trained, qualified teachers to ensure hands-on, child-centric learning. In addition, the program will invest in ongoing professional training of teachers so that schools will adopt a teaching style which will engage the students’ interest and provide additional motivation for students to remain in school. By doing so, we reduce illiteracy and attrition, empowering students to go on to become progressive leaders of the nation.

Long-Term Impact

This project provides a valuable long-term investment that will facilitate quality educational and socio-emotional growth opportunities for under-served out of school children so that they can escape from the cycle of poverty for themselves, their families and their communities and become better decision makers.