Poverty, gender and social fragmentation have been shown to hamper access to education in Pakistan. Large disparities exist in the teaching methodologies, textbooks and infrastructure across government owned schools. Today, more than half of Pakistan’s population is unable to read and write (reference this from a census or UN data), and the feeling of apathy and redundancy that accompanies this disenfranchisement is pervasive. Illiteracy also compounds issues related to basic health and human rights.
By enabling literacy, SKMF believes we are empowering students, especially girls, with the tools, knowledge and confidence needed to understand, promote and protect their own rights, while developing further and becoming independent. With education, children, families, communities and even nations can break the cycle of poverty towards uplifting themselves.