HOPE–an NGO in Pakistan through its network of formal schools in Karachi, provides quality education from pre-primary to secondary level. The students who are enrolled in these schools are from poor communities. They are children of low-income class of laborers, drivers, menial jobholders, street vendors etc. There are many students whose parents are jobless so they are unable to support their education. Some of these children are orphans. These children are unable to go to school because they are either working as laborers in factories, workshops, households; or keep loitering on the streets.
Under the supervision of Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla- a child specialist in Karachi, HOPE School Zia Colony has achieved a stable position in striving towards new opportunities and methodologies of teaching students more effectively. Through quality education they receive today, they will be capable of earning a living for themselves and their families, and become active citizens of the society in future.
The pre-primary faculty of HOPE School Zia Colony has planned a surprise crown day for the students of Nursery and Kindergarten classes. The teachers gave the kids a task to learn poems by heart. They were given adequate time to learn as they are so young. The activity was planned to encourage them to perform better by active participation in classroom activities. The activity was conducted as a verbal test in which the kids narrated the poems. The kids were rewarded a cutely designed crown made of colorful chart paper. Children under five years of age are often shy to speak confidently in front of people but that doesn’t make them less competent. The purpose of this activity was to motivate them and give them confidence, which will improve their skills required for the tasks ahead of them in future. The students’ response was tremendous. They were over the moon for getting crowned. Bright smile that appeared on their faces after getting this little reward was priceless.
Education promotes individual development and self-fulfillment, providing opportunities to develop one’s interests, talents and character for positive contribution to the society. It promotes social equity and responsibility. It should be inclusive, giving access to quality and differentiated education for everyone. Education teaches students to respect, appreciate and participate in the opportunities within the community. HOPE - an Educational NGO in Pakistan, is doing its best in order to eliminate the level of illiteracy in Pakistan. HOPE is constantly providing high quality education to all, while focusing more on the downtrodden masses. Thus, most of HOPE’s schools and vocational centers are set up primarily in rural areas and urban slums of Pakistan to give them equal opportunities as others.