children at school in Pakistan

This school was started some years ago in Sheikhupura. It then moved to larger rented premises. They now have seven classrooms. This was the first school that Shared Hope supported in Pakistan. Today there are almost 300 pupils who attend from extremely poor backgrounds.

This school is situated beside a whole raft of brick kilns and it has been historically the case that, as early as five years of age, the little children went with their parents to make bricks in a very unhealthy environment. In 2014 the government passed a law against children working in the brick kin industry and this has made a significant difference to attendance levels at the school. This school is a beacon of hope in the heart of the community.

The exam results to date have been moderate which is not surprising when the whole environment is considered but the focus of the school leadership is to work hard at improving the educational standards and keeping the children away from the brick kiln industry will hopefully be a positive factor in this.

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