Khwaja Goth Area
Teacher of Meghawar Primary School.
I lacked in confidence, and I didn't believe in myself. I lived a simple life, and education was not important to me.
But, the Teacher Training taught me that life is best lived by having a purpose. PEP has a purpose, and I was inspired by the fact that all of us were a part of that purpose. Since then, I started to believe in a better future, for me and for my family. I now understand that without a sound education, we cannot solve our problems, and neither can we grow out of poverty which is so prevalent.
These positive concepts helped me shape my life in a better way, and I was learning to impact others.
I was also able to make some personal changes in my personality. I began to have a more positive attitude after the I.T.E.P, and I learned to encourage, support and cooperate with others more.
The developments in me are the reason I was able to make a difference in my community.
After the Teacher Training when I went home, I was determined to lead on and to help other members of my community get awareness about the importance of education.
Through many conversations and encouragement I helped some of the girls in my community to start going to school again. Mostly girls in our communities drop out of school after completing Primary education due to cultural and religious traditions, and sometimes poverty. But after seeing me talking to them, they were motivated that education can build a person's personality, and so finally I felt like I achieved something.
I used to arrange meetings for small groups of about 10 women and girls in my village and I used to address them about the importance of girls' education and the benefits. And after a few months, I started seeing results, and girls had started to enroll in Meghwar Primary School.
Today we have 21 girls from my community going to a PEP school in Kwaja Goth (Sindh).
I feel privileged to be a part of the girls' education campaign and I am willing to continue working as an advocate for girls in rural Sindh-helping them as well as myself to move towards a better future.
I believe change is possible. You only need courage to take a step further, and I found that courage with PEP.