Spreading Education in Pakistan

April 9, 2012

Working on education in rural areas of Pakistan is not an easy task for anyone who is interested in motivating people regarding educating their children. The reason is that most of the parents have old mindsets regarding engaging their children in child labor and agriculture work in the fields.

Ashfaque, standing outside village in remote and rural area of Thatta district Sindh Pakistan

  • For donating certain places like at least one room for opening of school so that their children get education.
  • The steps I followed in opening the school in village.
  • Survey of village
  • At least registering 40 children age 5 to 10 for primary education¬†
  • Identification of room in village for opening of school
  • Meeting with community members for donating room for school and enrollment of their children in school
  • Arrangement for hiring of teacher
  • Provision of education material like books, pencils, copies, white/black board, wooden desks/benches¬†

It is necessary that we receive positive political support for the opening of a school, so a couple of meetings remain necessary with the local political leaders. Above are the basic steps I followed for opening the school. Currently the literacy rate of Pakistan is 67% for males and 36% for females. There are many controversies over the specific literacy ratio of Pakistan for both males and females.

By Ashfaque Qureshi, COE chapter leader Sukkur Pakistan

Pakistan Literacy Centre

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