We are all understand that education is an essential right and that all children must go to school and benefit from the same opportunities to build a future. In Pakistan, where more than 65% of the population in Pakistan lives on less than $1 a day and a third of them is among the highest out of school population in the world, with 25 million school-aged children not in school. Female literacy rate is 37%.
We cannot change everything or everyone at once, but it is an honor for anyone who is able to create opportunity for meaningful change and lasting peace through investing in education. Since 2009, Moqah Foundation, a non-profit, organization, wants all deserving youth to have opportunities for a better future and believe there is no better way to ensure this than through education. Moqah Foundation has been serving underprivileged children with a focus on reducing illiteracy and providing learning opportunities that foster critical thinking and empowerment.
The organization is incorporated under the Companies Ordinance 1984, registered with SECP. Two schools, one in Bhara Kahu and the other in Kot Abdul Malik, Sheikhupura have strength of over 300 children, starting from Nursery and have been upgraded to Grade 7 this year. Textbooks, notebooks and uniforms are provided through donations. Emphasis is on educating the girl child. Boys are not allowed to enroll unless their sisters are enrolled first. Through quality education for the underprivileged, we aim to reduce conditions of poverty.
Teacher trainings are an ongoing process to build teachers’ capacities for using innovative techniques for teaching and developing low cost teaching materials and develop leadership quality among them.
We have a realistic dream for those who complete their matriculation with us. We intend offering training courses through Allama Iqbal Open University to the students so these children grow up to a brighter and secure future.
The organization is run on donations by generous people that enable us to serve students who otherwise would not have access to education. Our fund-raising appeals clearly identify the purpose and programs to which donations will be applied, and we ensure that donations are used for the purposes for which they were raised.
However the organization is going through a rough face and facing a financial shortfall to meet projected needs, causing significant concern. For all those who understand that education is an essential right and that all children must go to school and who want to be part of he