• Pakistan is facing an undeniable educational crisis:

    • Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world with a rising illiteracy rate

    • Only 1 in 3 women in rural areas in Pakistan can read and write

    • Pakistan spends just 2 percent of its GDP on education as compared to a 6.3 percent average of countries in the Organization for the Cooperation of Economic Development

    • Currently, half of all children in Pakistan (25 million) do not attend school, 55 percent of these are girls

    • The dropout rate for children who do attend school is 50 percent

    • Currently, only 60 percent of youth in Pakistan are literate

Pakistan Education Statistics
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  • Statistics like the above are not promising for a country which is projected to be fourth in world population by the year 2050.  There is room for improvement, however:

    • According to the International Labor Organization, “from a developmental perspective, investing in girls’ education has the highest rate of return of any possible investment in developing countries."

    • Studies in African and South Asian countries show that women who become educated are more likely to encourage the education of their children, which is a precursor in breaking the cycle of poverty in developing countries.

HOPE's Education Network

HOPE has been implementing innovative solutions to the educational crisis facing Pakistan through its network of formal and informal (home) schools.  HOPE’s educational system consists of three formal schools and 180 informal schools scattered throughout Pakistan.  Combined there are almost 10,000 students enrolled, 80 percent of whom are girls who otherwise face many barriers to attaining an education.

 3 Formal Schools

HOPE has established three formal schools throughout Pakistan which provide 1,270 students a quality education to high school levels:

  • Free or nominal cost tuition

  • Free or nominal cost books and supplies

  • Free or nominal cost uniforms

  • Qualified and certified teachers

  • State-approved curriculum

 180 Informal (home) Schools

HOPE has implemented the novel approach of informal, or home schools in rural and remote areas of Pakistan.  Currently, HOPE’s informal school network consists of 35 home schools dotted throughout Azad Kashmir (mountainous terrain) and 145 home schools in rural Karachi, interior Sindh, Thatta, Badin, and Sanghar (rural areas).  Altogether, 8,380 students are enrolled in HOPE’s home schools and 80 percent of those are girls who otherwise face many challenges to obtaining an education.

  • Home schooling serves as a practical and cost-effective solution to the educational barriers in remote and impoverished areas in Pakistan.

  • Free or nominal cost tuition

  • Free or nominal cost books and supplies

  • Free or nominal cost uniforms

  • Qualified and certified teachers

  • State-approved curriculum

 

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