Education for all

Satu Pulkkinen Start Date: Nov 25, 2017 - End Date: Jan 28, 2018
  • Pakistan
  • Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Bahawalpurin piirikunta, Punjab, Pakistan

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by: Satu Pulkkinen Start Date: Nov 25, 2017 - End Date: Jan 28, 2018
 I am going to help kids in Pakistan. There is Meherban Foundation which gives education to kids. As a Finnish person, education for us is very imporant and I want to help kids to get education no matter which circumstances they come from.

Here is some information about Meherban Foundation.

Education for All (EFA) is a program initiated by Meherban Foundation to educate children in Pakistan and to ensure equal and quality education for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Pakistan. This program is currently educating 85 indigenous orphan and needy children in Lahore.

Under EFA Meherban is providing free education to children along;

 Fee course Books

 Complete uniform

 School bag and shoes

 Stationary + Note books

Why is EFA important?

Pakistan is a developing country, steadily transforming from agriculture-based economy to an increasing share of industry and services sectors. Country spends a major portion of its budget to address challenges of national security and interest payments on its loans. This leaves a relatively smaller amount to be invested on infrastructure development to boost economic growth and enable social sectors to meet basic needs of the people like education, health, social services etc.

At present, about one third primary school age children are out of school, 42% population (age 10+) is illiterate. At the national level, about two third women of age 15+ cannot read and write, and 35% girls remain out of school. It is estimated that over 6.7 million children are out of school, and majority of them (62%) are girls.

Outcomes of Education for All

 Improve educational quality and learning outcomes in Pakistan

 Improve primary school access and equity for indigenous communities in Pakistan

 Improve the dropout and retention rates of girls, as well as their learning outcomes in underprivileged areas

 Promote early childhood development among the deprived and eliminate social exclusion

How to Support Education for All (EFA) in Pakistan

 Sponsor one year education of a child

 Donate School Books

 Donate School Bags

 Sponsor School uniform

Cost of EFA per Child

1 year Complete Education of one child =600 EUR

SchoolBag =10 EUR

1 School complete Uniform =30 EUR
  • Pakistan
  • Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Bahawalpurin piirikunta, Punjab, Pakistan