HOPE has been doing commendable job in Pakistan by providing its services in the field of education. Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla-A Child Specialist in Karachi extended education to the underprivileged children in many villages and urban slums of Pakistan, and developed innovations that help improve the quality of education. Providing education is one of the priority areas of HOPE, which is vital for the economic, social and cultural development of all societies.
HOPE-An NGO in Pakistan worked on the concept of informal home schools to reach the maximum number of students in a cost-effective manner. These schools are located in the houses of the educated local girls who are provided honoraria. Several classes and grades study together. There is no compulsion to wear any kind of uniform in these schools. The children are provided free of cost education, including books, stationary, school bags etc. The schools are located in different slum areas and villages. Two such schools are located in Bhitaiiabad where the local community is comprised of low income working class. The students who study in these schools are the children of laborers, drivers, maids who work in the houses to earn living for them. These students are living under the poverty line. Their childhood is not like that of other children. They have to work along with their parents to earn money besides helping out in house chores and babysitting their siblings when their mothers are at work. The home schools in Bhittaiiabad have been adopted by The Fahims School System.
HOPE-An Educational NGO in Pakistan also creates opportunities for civil society to come and join hands in the benevolent cause of providing education as well as moral support to the underprivileged children in every nook and corner. Students of The Fahims School System-Senior Boys Branch, often visit these home schools to spend some time and share some more goodies with these children. The purpose of this visit was to outreach to them personally and show empathy towards them. Recently, one of the informal home schools in Bhittaiabad was privileged to welcome on board the senior students and a teacher of The Fahims Schooling System. They engaged in a healthy interaction with children by asking them simple questions to motivate them and rewarded them with different gifts. They asked them few general knowledge questions according to various age groups present in the home school. The children were happy with this activity and participated enthusiastically. The students donated various stationary items, pencil boxes, snacks, juices, and two floor mats to the home school. HOPE has a strong and long lasting bond with The Fahims School System and as always appreciates the support and assistance provided by them.