SKMF focuses on providing technical education and vocational training to youths from underprivileged backgrounds. We aim to achieve this by conducting specialized training courses related to various fields or trades. Trainings are selected by conducting a needs assessment which determines an applicant’s interest and employment prospects. Qualified instructors are hired to engage and train the students in their respective fields. These classes and courses are completely free of charge.
According to the UNICEF Report 2014, an alarmingly high number of people do not have access to basic health care facilities in Pakistan. The report indicates that Pakistan ranks 26th in the list of countries with high infant mortality rates.SKMF works on improving the nutrition of the students in our adopted schools. Enrolled students receive checkups and curative care and basic medical provisions when needed.
Recognizing that a link between helping disadvantaged people meet their basic healthcare needs and building healthy communities exists, our program will also focus on health education and preventative care, allowing children to remain healthy and are able to go to school.
Clean water, sanitary facilities and good hygiene practices are essential for a child’s education. All these factors contribute towards the health and well being of students and ensure higher school attendance.
According to UNICEF, each year, 400 million children suffer from intestinal worms due to inadequate sanitation facilities and unsafe drinking water. For school-aged children, these parasitic infections increase their chances of contracting other diseases, weakening their immune system and subsequently limiting their ability to learn.