Tristram Perry via Crowdrise
November 15, 2010
In the slums of Lahore, Pakistan, there is a three-room school crammed with bright young kids. It's called Hope Uplift School and 60 underprivileged children who live there attend it. Some of them are visibly malnourished, many will not make it through the school year before their parents pull them out to do work, and the cost of a month's tuition for the school is about $1.16 per student. They'd like to expand two more rooms and add another 40 kids. Also, hiring a principal, providing some meals and vitamins during the school day, new books, new decorations and perhaps some outings to the zoo or a soccer field are other future goals. The school is run by several local Pakistani women who got tired of seeing the kids running around and digging in the dirt of an old graveyard, with nothing to do and absolutely no educational options. They are good people and were kind enough to share their project with me. They asked me to get the word out about their school in order to raise funds for it, and i guarantee that every penny given will make to help these kids get educated. They are sincere women with grown families of their own,trustworthy and I believe in what they are doing. I will post some more photos of he kids when I go back in a few weeks to see how they are doing.