PKS-4 began its journey in 2006 with 60 students, and has now grown to 250 students, 50% girls. This is a huge achievement in a community where girls were never allowed to study and were married off at 10-12 years of age.
Over the last three years, 114 students from School 4 successfully pursued further education with enrolment at mainstream schools. Along with education, children also get free food, uniforms, and nutritional supplements. Guidance on basic hygiene and instilling values forms a major focus of this school. Such an ambitious mission was made possible by the generosity of those who never cease to support the right to education.
PKS-4 serves a Katchi-Abadi (urban slum) community of more than 600 families, originating mainly from KPK and Afghanistan. Men earn from running small shops and stalls, while women raise cattle around their homes or stitch clothes. Pashto is the main language spoken.
Exposure to an education has resulted in over 100 graduates from this school now running their own small businesses or working semi-skilled jobs in nearby housing sectors. A former PKS student now teaches at PKS-4, while two PKS Alumni are studying medicine. Without access to schooling, they would still be collecting scrap or working as unskilled labor.
Children Funded 400