Free education and healthy life for out of school female folks in the interior of Sindh

Project location:

We are located southern Pakistan, in the province of Sindh, district of Sujawal, in the southern part of the country. It’s among the least developed district, particularly in the areas of education and infra-structure. Sujawal is on the 5th rank from the bottom of the list in the education index.

Main economic activity is agriculture and main crops are paddy, wheat and sugarcane, and the young females are the preferred harvesting manpower. Climate is moderate and pleasant, gradually seeing more rain falls and heat waves, resulting due to climate change. This is increasing the already prevalent gender disparity in Sujawal. River Indus passes through the district, the city of Sujawal is almost a mile and half away from the river, Karachi city is 70 miles away to the west, and the Arabian see is 60 miles away to the south, and Indian border is 158 miles away towards the east.

Focus areas:

1. Promote female literacy in the age groups from 5 to 14 years, currently out of school. Mainly focusing the suburbs and nearby villages in the radius of 2 to 3 miles from the city center.
2. Promote female health in the above groups, focusing on hygiene, general wellbeing and disease awareness where applicable.
3. Identifying the high potential students and bring them in the main stream education system, through a well-defined action plan.

Meet The Team

Ms. Afsana Memon
Managing Diector

Challenges faced by the target population.

A)Cultural barriers:

1.Widely spread low perception about diminished role of females in the entire process of economic, cultural and family strata.
2.Extremely limited understanding of religious guidelines about female education, preventing female folks of their birth right “to be literate”.

B)Social barriers:

1.Young and adult girls are protected and sometimes overly monitored, keeping them indoors till they are married. 2.The monster of poverty, gripping harder with every passing day, making survival the first and foremost priority.
3.Most of the females have a daily chores to bring drinking and cooking water, as no tap water is available. In addition, they taking care of family cooking, washing, cleaning and feed domestic animals, this keeps them mentally and physically occupied.
4.General poor health from young age, early marriages and regular pregnancies, make their life difficult and at times short.
5.Public health service is mostly overburdened, incomplete, and of poor quality.
6.Education for girls is considered least important and despite wide spread govt., schools network, it is underutilized.

Donation Strategy:

Based on dollar a day philosphy, the objective will be to attract every donor starting to $1 to $1000 and more. That being the guiding principle, the amount will be spread over a wide range per donor as follows:

1. $1 : Sponsor a child for a day ( pak rs. 300) & multiples
2. $7 : Sponsor a child for a week ( pak rs. 2,100) & multiples
3. $15 : sponsor a child for a fortnight ( pak rs. 4500 ) & multiples
4. $30 : sponsor a child for a month ( pak rs. 9000 ) & multiples
5. $60: sponsor a child for two months ( pak rs. 18,000) & multiples
6. $90 : sponsor a child for one quarter ( pak rs. 27,000) & multiples
7. $ 120 : sponsor a child for four months ( pak rs. 36,000 ) & multiples
8. $ 360 : sponsor a child for a year ( pak rs. 108,000 ) & multiples
9. $ 1080 : sponsor a child for three years ( pak rs. 324,000 ) & multiples
10. Any amount contributed on monthly, quarterly, and annually by donors on periodical basis.
11. One time large contribution.