An educated person is more likely to develop better moral and ethical values as compared to an uneducated person. Lack of education creates problems like superstition, domestic violence, poor health and poor living standards. Education will bring equal opportunity for both man and women, educated people will be able to create a better society. Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi understands the importance of education and how it can help create a positive impact in improving the lives of people in Pakistan.
Muzaffargarh is a city in the southwest of the Punjab province, located on the bank of the Chenab River, 40 kilometers away from Multan City. About 4 million people reside in Muzaffargarh, the city was hit hard by the 2010 Pakistan floods, given its position between the Chenab and Indus rivers. It is located at almost the exact geographical center of Pakistan. It experiences some of the most extreme weather in Pakistan.
Muzaffargarh is an underdeveloped area. Local people are living closer to poverty line. Lives of people are very difficult there. Education is like a luxury to those who are living hand to mouth. HOPE- Muzaffargarh School is located in Basera, which is 22 kilometers away from Muzaffargarh. This school is still running in a rented building, but now the construction of a new building near Godhar Chawk is in process due to a generous donation from the Embassy of Japan in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Japan Embassy has always been active in facilitating education in Pakistan. They are collaborating with Hope- an Educational NGO in Pakistan for the construction of a new building for the benefit of the local community in Muzaffargarh.
The school is an elementary school and provides quality education up to grade VIII. There are 320 students currently studying here, among them many are orphans. As this is a rural area, mostly the children of farmers and laborers study in this school. Books are provided here free of cost. Extracurricular activities, especially outdoor activities and sports are encouraged in the school.
The locals living in Muzaffargarh and the nearby areas are really grateful to the team of HOPE-an NGO in Pakistan for providing a school in their locality which would now be a sole property of Hope and will be serving the local community in Muzaffargarh over the years to come. This school will be very convenient for the children living in Muzaffargarh and other nearby villages, as the school is approachable to them within walking distance.