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Pakistan|The Lives of Slum Children Part I

Another awesome article from my wonderful sister, Saadia Haq. She posted about the reality of unlucky children. They face their lives so hard, they can’t get good education with that bad condition. It’s The article 25-A of Constitution of Pakistan obligates the state to provide free and compulsory quality education to children of the age group 5 to 16 years. “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such a manner as may be determined by law”. (Thank you sister for bringing up this issue!)

The Human Lens

“My day starts with scolding by mother us to help her in work. Each morning, I have to fetch water and collect grass for our goats. It’s a nightmare and I am totally fed up especially during summer times. I wanted to become a teacher when I grow up. But, how is that really possible? I have no books to study and neither do we have money for school fees. I will never become a teacher, plus am wasting time in search of water and tending to our animals.”

— Zunaira*, slum child, Islamabad.

It is shocking to note that  seven-year old Zunaira is so angry with life and her circumstances. But there is little she can do, born in poverty in illiterate family has robbed her of a better future and she is quite aware of the unfortunate fact that  she has limited and meager choices. Her father works as…

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