November 16, 2012

Seeds of Education for Underprivileged Children

The Seeds of Education Project was launched by the SEPLAA Foundation in 2010. The Project was handed over to the SEPLAA Young Leader’s Club in 2012 to focus on adopting specific schools for under privileged children, in the hope to cultivate the young minds towards positive energies and ideas.

History:

In 2010, the SEPLAA Foundation adopted a school as a pilot project in the adjoining areas

Amal and Dina with the SEPLAA Foundation Team at the SEPLAA adopted school.

of DHA, Lahore. This school caters to children of domestic workers who work in the homes of the elite Defence Housing Authority in Lahore. Most of these children also end up becoming child domestic workers when their parents are not able to pay their school fee, thus depriving them of a chance to get basic education. Several of these children have at least one sibling working as a child domestic worker or as a domestic worker in the nearby D.H.A. residential areas. Their existing syllabus does not expect them to think and the school premise itself offers no room for imagination or mental growth.

The SEPLAA Foundation organized several school activities here in 2010 and 2011 with the aim of enhancing the love of freedom of thought and imagination amongst the underprivileged children here and in turn encouraged them to become more responsible citizens.

The SEPLAA YLC Founder Amal Farooq Malik and her sister Co Founder Dina Farooq Malik have been going to these schools as volunteers along with their mother since they were as little as 6 and 4 years old respectively.

 

 

6 year old Amal helping out!

 

 

 

 

 

4 1/2 year old Dina is so serious with her cause at the adopted school!

Future Plans:

The Seeds of Education Project now aims to:

1. Create creative learning environments for activities for underprivileged school children.

2. Do teachers training at these schools.

 

It is very important that we take a keen interest in the education of these children because apart from showing these underprivileged children that we care, we will also be developing a sense of community amongst those children who have a lot to be thankful for!

Your donations with therefore be helping our cause two way!

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