“Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but the lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.” (PROVERB 20;15)
“GIVE ME BOOK” is the initiative taken by the Pakeezah vision ministries to wipe out the illiteracy from Pakistan by providing every child an equal opportunity to learn to grow and to sit in the classrooms, schools and play in the safe playgrounds together regardless of their caste, creed, gender and social stature. Pakeezah deeply believes that every child is the unique and rare gem and need to be protected and must be provided with the Books and knowledge to be an educated person in the society.
UNESCO ranked Pakistan as one of the most illiterate countries in the world. Pakistan’s education crisis originates from problems in enrollment numbers, dropout rates, and academic performance which is deeply rooted in the inadequate policy of the government to let allocate proper budget on the education sector. education is every child’s birthright. Pakistan will continue to struggle with poverty, gender disparity, and terrorism if high-quality education does not become a priority.
RURAL EDUCATION DETERIORATING SYSTEM 24 million boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 16 are not in school 69 % of primary school children not retained until class 5 and only 28% reach class 10 57% of girls are out of school, compared to 45% of boys PROBLEMS FACED BY SCHOOLS IN RURAL PAKISTAN Some of the problems of rural education are stated below: Lack of Infrastructure: Many schools in villages lack proper infrastructure facilities. There are no proper facilities for sitting as sometimes children are even made to sit on the floor due to non-availability of furniture.
Lack of Transportation Facilities:
This is one of the biggest problems being faced by the children going to village schools. As there are no proper transport facilities available children don’t like to travel for miles to come to school. Less in Number: In comparison to the number of schools present in the urban area i.e., cities or towns, there are very few schools in villages or rural areas.
Lack of Basic Amenities:
Even the basic amenities like drinking water, clean toilets etc are also not available in many of the schools in villages.
Lack of Extra-Curricular Activities:
Apart from the course curriculum rural schools are not able to involve children in other activities like sports, co-curricular activities, and competitions. Such events and activities tend to help in the overall development of the children and instead of competition give birth to teamwork and harmony and group Deficiency of Funds: One of the severe hurdles in the education system in rural Pakistan is the unavailability of funds. Some schools do not have funds even for purchasing benches, blackboards etc.
Our goal is to bring every child to school and school to every child in the rural areas. Each primary school shall carry capacity of accommodating 400 students Skilled teachers shall be hired from localities to create jobs Teaching staff shall be supervised by expert educationist. The school shall be also providing day health care facilities to the student
within the vicinity.