Exciting new way of educating underprivileged children

February 6th, 2011

Educating poor children in Pakistan became a mission for our familywhen eleven years ago we started a school for 50 plus “street children” of Azam Basti, a very poor locality situated close to the affluent Defense Society of Karachi, Pakistan. Today this has grown into a 220 student strong school with children ranging from Kindergarden to Class 8.

The latest and most exciting development is that through one of our long time patrons – Talat Khan, we have been introduced to the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. OLPC have given us 10 laptops as donation to see how we use them. We have begun to introduce these to teachers and students at Rehnuma (which means PATH in Urdu). The IT team of Aaj TV Pakistan have been helping us install these ten laptops and they have also been teaching our teachers and the pilot class (Class Four which has 18 pupils).

We have been able to generate interest amongst friends and family to raise funds for this project and are now ready to place an order for more laptops. Write to us if you can help us in anyway

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