Secondary School in Sindh Province, Pakistan
Pakistan is the world’s sixth most populous country with the highest number of out-of-school children in South Asia and the second highest in the world. Currently, there are 25 million children in Pakistan ages 5-16 who do not attend school. 55% of those out of school children are girls.
In partnership with The Citizens Foundation, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is building a secondary school in Piyaro Lundh, District Tando Allahyar, Sindh province of Pakistan. This school will be on the same campus with two burgeoning primary schools that are in need of space for their rising sixth graders and older children in this high density community for whom the next nearest secondary school is approximately 9 miles away. In addition to classrooms, the school will have a computer lab and two science labs.
The Citizens Foundation will administer the school providing excellent academic instruction to both boys and girls from low-income households within walking distance of the school. The financial aid system helps ensure that quality education is affordable for every student. The school is striving for enrollment parity between boys and girls by encouraging families through outreach within the community.
The final steps toward opening the doors of the new school building will be completed when the risk from the Covid-19 Pandemic has been mitigated.
Meanwhile, our partner in this project, TCF has implemented a “Continuity of Learning” program that is engaging students through a television program and an edutainment magazine. Schools are expected to reopen in September 2020, as per government directives. When school does reopen, all TCF schools including this newly inaugurated Mercy-USA school will be running an accelerated learning program for all students returning to the classroom while implementing new health and safety operating protocols.
Your donation will help us complete this vital project in time for the first day of classes. Your tax-deductible donation to the Mercy-USA Campus School in Sindh province, Pakistan will be a lasting gift that benefits children for generations to come.