Mukima is one of those rare women in rural Sindh, who decided to educate her sons as well as her daughters when investing in education was not considered as wise in her community.
Mukima never went to a school but her brother Kanji did, so she could clearly feel the difference between herself and her brother because of education. In Mukima's community, girls were not allowed to be educated due to restrained customs which is why Mukima couldn't get an education , but when PEP began a school in Mukima's village, she was the first woman to send her daughters to school, even when opposition arose from her community members.
Mukima had a choice to make her children work with her in the fields, (as usually parents in villages do) but instead she worked in the fields by herself along with her husband's help, and all her children went to a school. She embraced the challenges that were in her way just to be able to give her children the future she never had. Mukima has three sons and two daughters who are all educated now and even have desirable jobs.
Purkho one of Mukima's sons works with PEP as an Aflatoun Coordinator. Purkho went to a boarding school where he lived away from his mother but she thought it was worth for his future.
Her eldest daughter Padma is a school teacher.
Parsa has been a part of the Women's Empowerment Programme, going village to village promoting girls' education.
Jugdesh the youngest son has just completed his studies.
Mukima's selflessness for her children was because of the deep love that can only be found in motherhood. If motherhood can give children a promising life, how much more can happen when all the mothers of rural Sindh can one day make a big difference in the life of their children by sending them to school!
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