Pakistan has made wonderful strides in improving access to education over the years, especially in rural areas. Change comes slowly, but with entire communities involved, an upsurge of demand and informed debate, and engagement the dream of education can be achieved.
STAR School, New Kazian, Haripur is one of the examples of communities coming together to break the cycle of illiteracy.
Star School New Kazian, Haripur was set up in March 2019 for the underprivileged children who are the first in their families to ever attend a school, this is exactly how the cycle of generational illiteracy & poverty is disrupted. The children belong to the Hogan community and were never given the opportunity to access any type of education. Parents of our students are daily workers selling various products on the streets. Girls are normally tasked with taking care of houses and their younger siblings. In this school, 23 girls and 16 boys are now receiving education under an accelerated primary education program to help them catch up with lost years of education. They are also receiving basic religious education as well.
Now this STAR School, Haripur is providing these children to find the seed of potential, nurture their spark and offer them their space to grow. This investment in education will have a long-term impact, guaranteeing that future generations of children at Haripur Hogan community will have equal learning opportunities.
They have got off to an upright start, which will set them up for success in their schooling career here at school. Their parents are now hopeful their children will be able to break the cycle of generational literacy and will lead better lives.
‘This STAR School certainly tells a very good story. A story of evolution, a story of optimism, and a story of reassurance, particularly for our most vulnerable and disadvantaged Haripur, Hogan Community.’
It’s because of the support of the PAGE family that we have embarked on the education continuum! Please support our campaign to ensure the sustainability of the school so children can continue receiving the much-needed education.