About Us

Path Educational Society was registered in 2004 under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. Path School (renamed Rahnuma Public School-the Urdu translation of PATH) was established around the same time and registered as a school with the Board of Education Sindh. It currently starts with nursery and goes up to class nine. We have almost 300 students enrolled as of now. In the summer of 2008 we have moved to a proper school building which has four floors with about four class rooms per floor. However it is now growing too small for our needs and we will soon have to start looking for a new building.

Aim and Objective
Our aim is to provide the same quality of  education to deprived children that is available to the most privileged ones in the City. We provide each child from Class 1 to 8 with an XO laptop from OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) since 2011. We have a school server that provides access to thousands of electronic books, wikipidia, maps, sugar activities, education material, English lessons from British Council, Math and other Subjects from Khan Academy, music, and much more donated an updated periodically by OLPC Volunteers.

We have well distributed WIFI network that provides live internet access to the students during school hours and access to the school server as well. A Generator and UPS is used to provide enough electricity during school hours to overcome power outage issues.

We are now affiliated with The Agha Khan Board of Education (AKUB), which offers a world standard syllabus of education and examination. We have chosen a project based assessment for our middle school by AKUB. this means our students do 6 to 8 week long projects designed by AKUB for Mathmatics, English, Science, Social Studies and Urdu based on which they are assessed by AKUB. 2013/14 was the first year for us and every child got through the assessment process successfully. A great achievement for our Teaching Team.

We teach music up to class 4 using the XO laptop and art up to class 6 as well as the regular curriculum.We also teach IT and programming through programs or apps called “Activities” designed for the XO laptop. Some of our students demonstrating a very high aptitude in these areas. We ave a facebook page where teachers and students post their work. https://www.facebook.com/kishwer.aziz?ref=tn_tnmn#!/groups/486631834761996/

School Fee and Other Expenses
To ensure commitment to school attendance, we ask parents to pay Rs 100 ($1) per month for each child. Where they cannot afford this we waive it. We also provide all the expensive books ourselves and others at 50% cost where possible. Children are provided uniform at 50% of cost. In winter the children are given sweaters in the school colours on the same basis. The logic is that they will take care of it if they pay for it. In all cases where they cannot pay we waive the charges.

Basic Statistics
Today we are educating almost 300 children from ages 4 to 18 years. For the school year 2014/15 the basic  statistics for operating Rahnuma Public School are provided below:

Total Donations  Rs5,166,510  $51,665
Total Cost  Rs5,368,351  $53,684
Number Of students       281         281
Number Of Teachers   inc.Principal        17           17
Number of Classes        12           12
Cost per child Per Annum  Rs.19,104  $190
Cost per child Per Month  Rs.1,592  $16
Teacher to Child Ratio         16           16
Donations per child per annum  Rs.18,386  $184
Donations per child per month  Rs.1,532  $15

What Can You Do?
We want to widen our sponsor base so that we can guarantee our commitment to this group of children without depending too heavily on a few sponsors.

You can sponsor a child for a year for $190 a year or GBP 125

You can pay for a teacher’s basic annual salary of Rs. 120,000 or $1,200 a year

You can help us buy a replacement XO laptop for $200

You can help us to build a proper building for our school by donating us land in Azam Basti or Phase 1 DHA for the community we serve.

Whatever you choose to sponsor, your funds will be put to great use and we will share our annual budget and all expenses openly with you so you know exactly how your funds are being used.