In today’s world, it is more important than ever to ensure that children in developing countries have access to a good quality education system.
There are almost 35 million children that are unable to attend schools in Africa, compared to over 28 million children in Asia and rest of the world standing at 12 million. Therefore, in the third world and developing countries, education could be the key tool to break the vicious poverty cycle. Education allows people to develop the technical and leadership skills which help the poor to come out of the poverty trap.
Every child has the right to education, but many children are excluded because of high costs, language and cultural barriers, geographical remoteness, or special needs.
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust® works to ensure free and equal access to quality education at all times, including in emergencies, as well as access to learning for young people so they can reach their full potential.
In 2013, we supported 10,000 children to equip them with an education and ensure a brighter future for all.
AMWT® Educational Achievements
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust® is running more than 100 schools and 2 orphanages in Pakistan, Kashmir and Bangladesh on a routine basis, where thousands of students are attaining their primary and secondary education. We have invested considerable resources to ensure the highest level of quality free education is available to the poor as well as providing school uniform, textbooks and free travel.
We also provide opportunities to attain education and continue the normal learning routine even during natural disasters or emergencies. In such difficult circumstances disruptions arise in all aspects of daily life including education. However, we believe that disasters or emergencies should not be a hindrance and therefore Al Mustafa Welfare Trust® ensures that children should continue their education in the event of such calamities by providing “Emergency Tent Schools” to keep the routine of education alive.
We have established 800 tent schools so far around the globe during disasters and emergencies. During the Pakistan Sindh Flood Disaster, we provided 50 tent schools as well as free books, school stationary, school bags and food.
AMWT® Educational Services
Children Planet was established in July 2006 at the request and demands of parents and guardians of the needy and orphan children who were victims of the 2005 Earthquake that struck Pakistan. At present 80+ boys aged from 4 to 13 years are being supported. They are enjoying the wide range of facilities and healthy environment and are provided with accommodation, food, education and indoor/outdoor activities under the supervision of qualified staff.
A Junior School has been established where more than 50 students of Nursery, Pre-School and Primary Levels are being provided with a high level of quality education through specially designed curriculum. The establishment of a Vocational Training Institute has been planned for secondary and post-secondary students.
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust® has embarked upon a key project to establish and operate a chain of primary and secondary schools with vocational/computer training centres in low income areas situated in Pakistan, Kashmir and Bangladesh. Our primary goal is to provide the highest level of quality free education to the poor as well as providing school uniform, textbooks and free travel. We currently operation 100 primary schools in three countries.
There are 1.3 billion people who live in absolute poverty around the globe, 70% are women. Al Mustafa Welfare Trust® has established three vocational centres in Pakistan and Kashmir to enable women to learn different skills and become economically independent.
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust® has embarked upon a key project to establish and operate a chain of vocational & computer training centres in low income areas situated in Pakistan, Kashmir and Bangladesh. Our primary goal is to provide the highest level of quality free training in IT skills from basic use of operating Microsoft Windows to Word, Excel, Power-point and MS Access Database. These skills are vital for individuals looking for office employment and can increase chances of finding professional office work.
With India excelling in the field of technology and the huge growth in software development houses, Al Mustafa Welfare Trust® believes that providing high level training centres is vital for the growth of Pakistan. These centres will serve as the building block of future more advanced training centres that will offer training courses for programming, web development and graphics design.
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust® has setup an industrial training centre for women in Muzzafrabad (Neelum Rd), Azad Kashmir. The centre provides the following certificate based courses:
6 months to 1 year Courses:
- Child Minding
4 months Course:
- Machine Embroidery
Short Courses for 1 Week:
- Fabric Painting
- Glass Painting
- Fancy Bangle Making
- Bag Making
Street Children Tent Schools
There are 1.2 million children on the streets of Pakistan’s major cities, according to the Asian Human Rights Commission, out of which 30,000 homeless children are in major cities of Pakistan. About 73 per cent of girls working and living on street in Karachi and Lahore, often victims of physical and psychological violence, 40 per cent take drugs while 80 per cent of them have never been to school. Most street working and living girls don’t know about HIV/Aids and they use drugs and most of them are suffered sexual abuse or harassment.
If street children grow up into adulthood, their chances of developing a stable life and family are bleak. Without the skills and stability that come from a normal childhood, finding and keeping jobs is extremely difficult; so for a lot of former street children, a life of poverty awaits.
Our current street children support
- We run 10 primary schools for street children in Lahore
- Total 350 children are registered with our primary schools
- We provide Uniform, Books and teachers salary in our Primary Schools
- All children and their parents can continue with their routine working schedules as we plan location and timing according to their needs
- We provide one meal a day to all students
- We provide regular feedback to all our donors with pictures and videos
How you can support street children
- £6 a month which is just 20 pence a day
- £72 a month to sponsor a child for a year
- £150 towards a fully equipped tent school for 35 children
School Kit Distribution
With the generous support of a partner, we distributed 5,000 primary school kits consisting of books, school bags, uniforms and stationary in flood affected areas of Sindh (Pakistan) in 2013.
During natural disasters and war it is vital that children never lose out on education which is why the School Kit Distribution will feature as a permanent education project so we can help children not only in Pakistan but also in areas like Somalia, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya and more who’s children are being deprived of receiving basic education.
Rural Teacher Sponsorship
Providing education in rural towns and villages is essential for any developing country to escape the poverty cycle which is why Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® is investing in rural teachers to deliver vital education to young children who have no access to mainstream education. According to WHO (World Health Organisation), Pakistan’s rural population is around a staggering 63% which equations to 118,435,250 million people.
A sponsorship of £100 per month will allow a teacher to travel to rural towns and villages from Monday to Friday each week and teach children between the age of 4 to 12 basic reading & writing skills, English and Urdu, Mathematics, Geography, History and general education.
Needy Student Sponsorship
You can support an individual child with disability or from extremely poor backgrounds from ages 5 to 16 years of age for £10 per month on a yearly basis which will equip them with essential books, uniforms, stationary and school bags. By supporting a needy child will help excel their learning as they will be able to use their own books to continue their learning when they finish school and during weekends. With over 42 million children in Pakistan who are not enrolled in any education institution we need to accelerate learning by giving these children access to books and equipment that they otherwise cannot afford to purchase.
In Pakistan 147 out of 1000 children are disabled – this is almost a tenth of the young population that will not participate in mainstream education due to their disability. Which is why it is paramount that such needy children have a chance to get a descent standard of education.
How your donations can help
Make your Monthly or One-Off Donation
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Education Monthly Donation
To make a one-time donation simply choose the project and amount from the drop down list, click “add to cart” then you will be directed to your shopping cart page where you can view/amend your cart and then click “proceed to checkout”. If you wish to enter your own amount then choose “Other” from the Amount dropdown list.
Education One-Off Donation
Child Labor and Risks
In the year 2013, UNICEF had published a report of the overwhelming statistics amount on the Pakistan children. Reportedly, the state’s majority of kids who haven’t received an education are very much vulnerable to the risks of poverty, gender biases and child labor. Children who are very much prone to such risks are those who are generally located in rural areas. This is probably because rural communities have limited access to the country’s assets including their access to good basic education due to lack of school resources as well as teachers.
According to some reports, there is around ten million child workforce in Pakistan. This is an alarming Pakistan education statistics as some of these children are working under dangerous sectors and treacherous conditions. Some of these sectors and conditions include glass factories, pharmaceutical factories, hotels, cleaning oil tankers and motor workshops. The state’s government is now facing a tough decision on tackling the need of their educational sector. Pakistan is targeting to raise the state’s education budget to ensure the equal distribution of compulsory education for all Pakistani children, which in turn will also ensure the increase of the nation’s literacy rate as well as skills of people.
Pakistan Education Statistics
Pakistan’s poor performance in the education sector is mainly caused by the low level of public investment. Public expenditure on education has been 2.2 percent of GNP in recent years, a marginal increase from 2 percent before 1984-85. In addition, the allocation of government funds is skewed towards higher education, allowing the upper income class to reap majority of the benefits of public subsidy on education. Lower education institutes such as primary schools suffer under such conditions as the lower income classes are unable to enjoy subsidies and quality education. As a result, Pakistan has one of the lowest rates of literacy in the world and the lowest among countries of comparative resources and socio-economic situations.
There are almost 35 million children who are unable to attend schools in Africa, compared to over 28 million children in Asia and 12 million in the rest of the world.
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust® firmly believes that the best way to help a needy community is to educate them so that they can get themselves out of poverty by providing for their families and become self-sufficient.
Let’s help raise as much funds as possible this year so we can help provide Free Education to as many children in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kashmir, Somalia and Nepal.
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