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Giving the New Generations a Fresh Start

Mitchell's has joined hands with the village communities as well as the British Council, the Department for International Development (UK) and Voluntary Service Overseas (UK) in an effort to promote education in rural areas. Twenty-five girls' schools have been set up in the Okara district in an endeavour to boost the levels of female literacy. Also a Teachers Training Institute has been set up to provide quality teaching staff to the local schools. Mitchell's assures that it will continue to work towards its aim - promoting education amongst future generations.


AKRA - Anjuman Khuddam-e-Rasool Allah

(www.akra.netfirms.com)

Anjuman Khuddam-e-Rasool Allah is a community based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), established in 1976 in Shergarh, at the heart of District Okara. AKRA has a reputation in the surrounding area for providing high quality education to boys and girls from Nursery to Matric. The Anjuman is also well known for its free dispensary, and its role as a social welfare organization in and around Shergarh.

AKRA aims to improve life for the rural community, and to this end it has founded a free dispensary, a coeducational primary school, with class 6 to 10 for girls, a boys secondary school and now 18 village primary schools with adult literacy centres in the surrounding district. Work is continuing to open further village schools and to expand those already running.

Aims of AKRA

Children in rural areas have little access to schools and girls have less than boys. Women involved in agriculture and family work have often had no chance to learn to read and write. The project aims to help a particularly disadvantaged section of the community - rural girls and women - by provinding access to basic literacy, numeracy and health education. We aim to train groups of young women throughout Okara District, so that they can develop teaching skills and set up schools in their own villages to provide this basic primary education for boys and girls as well as adult literacy classes for women.

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