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26 Aug

Water is a basic human right

Water has hit the headlines this week, with an outcry over sewage being found in Britain’s seas and rivers. It follows warnings earlier in the summer of hosepipe bans and water shortages as the heatwave dried up reservoirs. It gave us pause to think about how easy it is to take clean, plentiful water for granted. But in Pakistan, the vast majority of people don’t have access to this. Water is a basic human right, and making sure people can drink safe water is...

10 Aug

Back to school

As the summer holidays come to an end, children in Scotland are packing up their school bags, trying on new uniforms and getting ready to go back to school. That, coupled with this week’s Scottish exam results, puts education firmly in everyone’s minds. The simple act of going to school and learning is something that is easy to take for granted. But in Pakistan, one in every three boys and nearly half of all girls are not attending primary school. Every child, no matter their background,...

20 Aug

Back to school

A place to learn, a place to flourish.In Pakistan, one in every three boys are not in primary school and nearly half of all girls are not attending primary school. It is estimated that 22.8 million children in Pakistan who are aged 5 – 16 are currently out-of-school.We believe every child has the right to an education. A quality education is key to ending poverty in Pakistan – it allows children to achieve their full potential, career goals and strive towards a successful...