How would you feel if your hands were bound?
How would you feel not having your own voice?
How would you feel if you didn’t have a right to choose?
The urge to break free would become so urgent that it could shatter your hopes if you were left in drudgery. We believe every human has a need to freedom and when the most fundamental right of freedom is deprived, the spirit stops responding to any hope.
The rural socio economics of Pakistan tells a similar story of an enslaved generation. Taking a closer look in the rural villages of Pakistan reveals a dim scenario of communities in rural Sindh that are under the bondage of poverty and bonded labor. The children of rural areas are more vulnerable to these calamities. They often face the burdens of having to take up responsibilities for the survival of the whole family.
Children in rural areas often face the burden of earning for their families. They have to go to the fields and work hours in the sun which plays a huge role in the decision of their dropping out of school or either the reason for not coming to school. This happens due to the poverty the people of rural areas live in that enforces the children to work along with their families. Girls are even more disadvantaged in this situation due to the cultural traditions where girls are not allowed to move outside of a village. This gives them lesser opportunities to have an educated future. Due to this miserable state of people in rural areas half of the children in Sindh are out of school. They either have to work for a living or are not able to pay fee to come to school. These children don’t have a voice.
But the Primary Education Project is trying to change that. PEP works in rural Sindh to enable children to have the opportunity to receive education. By providing children with low cost quality education PEP is trying to give children back their right and helping communities to become sustainable. There are 84 PEP schools in different villages of rural Sindh with baselines for girls’ enrollment. The mission of PEP is to give these children a voice and a status through education.
Join Primary Education Project on its mission as it dreams to make these children the future change agents!