We’re driven to meet the needs of the oppressed and isolated people in Northern Pakistan.
We’re working with the Gujjar people, a semi-nomadic people who have existed for generations among the roughest terrain in Pakistan. They are mistreated, oppressed, and taken advantage of. Most children work in the fields instead of in school. Parents can’t afford school, and if they can, they send a son, while girls receive a child marriage instead of an education.
However, when asked what they wanted most for their future, the Gujjar communities crave a hope for the future generations. They want education.
We joined with them to say “Your children deserve an education, they are worth it, and there is hope.”
Through partnerships with village leaders, we’re empowering and equipping them for that future. Together we have established schools in three villages and provide school in tents with traveling teachers to allow children to stay in school year round. We’re educating over 600 children, and 200 of them are girls. Many of them are becoming the first women to attend school in the history of their people.