In a country where public schools are, more often than not, less than mediocre with unqualified teachers and little to no funding, education in Pakistan is in a sad state of affairs. Along with this and the rise of costly private schools for middle to elite class children, those who are underprivileged are often forced into working as street beggars, with education being left behind.
When 12-year old Shireen was approached by a young girl at a traffic light, who instead of asking for money requested Shireen to teach her, she realised something needed to change.  Deeply affected by this encounter, Shireen decided that she would do something about the state of public education in Karachi, Pakistan. An idea rooted in hope for change, Shireen’s initial intention of a small session eventually turned into a full-scale school with multiple branches spread throughout the city, with the help of her elder brother, …
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