Educational measures still haven’t been fully implemented by the government in the deprived areas. At this rate, the idea of practically educating the whole nation seems to be far-fetched because the progress hasn’t been made on a fast pace. Be it rural or urban, education has to be basic right for every children which will eventually pave the way for the solution of every problem our country has ever come across. Unfortunately, we’re still a mere fragment of what Jinnah wanted us to be.
HOPE – a health NGO in Pakistan, however plans to eradicate the deep roots of illiteracy plunged into our society under the leadership of Dr Mubina Agboatwalla – a child specialist in Karachi. This idea does at some extent seem to be kind of involuntary approach utterly infiltrated by idealism but it is the ideals that move a country forward. HOPE’s effort to promote education deep into rural areas has not overlooked the city of Muzaffargarh located in southwestern Punjab, Pakistan. HOPE started a small school in 2011, sponsored by HOPE USA and HSBC bank. Like tiny bricks which lead to the foundation of a giant building in a passage of time, HOPE will make efforts to create a better environment for children.
Every year, HOPE – a NGO in Pakistan plans to visit these remote areas and inspect the educational development they strive for. The children eagerly wait for us to set foot in their villages, and then literally jump on us from all corners to express their gratitude with their lit-up faces. Its tiny gestures like these which alone make up for every pains taking effort we’ve put in.
HOPE Team went to Muzzaffargarh on a two day visit and received many welcoming gestures. The two day visit had a festive aura with cheers and laughter in the air. On the first day, the school had a sport festival, where a large number of students participated and performed brilliantly in all the sport activities. The fact that we could we see a unique strength and their determining participation overly justified the organizing of this event at the first place. The girls had their sights on the silverware too and they eagerly participated side by side with boys developing a keen sense of what a sports competition is really about. The aftermath of this enjoyable yet energy draining competition was of course the prize distribution ceremony with an amazing response from the audience. In addition, pencil boxes and lunchboxes were also distributed among the students as a reward for their participation.
We often lose track of all the misery surrounding this world, given how fast-paced our lives have turned to be. However, it is these little amazing moments that help us caste off our armor of our own self-centered bubble and lets us embrace the gut-wrenching difficulties most of us have been through!