Enabling Safe Access to School for Girls Through Empowering Unemployed Deserving Individuals with Self-Employment

In rural areas of district Tando Muhammad Khan (TMK), schools are far away and transport links are unavailable. Access to schools has been a major challenge for girls in rural areas of the district where there are no transportation facilities or very limited other options available. On account of poverty and unemployment, parents are unable to afford transportation facilities for girls, which results in a high drop-out rate and increases the number of out-of-school girls in rural areas.

So, to address the problems i.e. enabling access to school for girls and graduating families out of poverty, HDF introduced an innovative social entrepreneurship model which will ensure alleviating both problems and sustain an action beyond the project lifecycle. Through this model, HDF has distributed 11 Tri-Wheelers on 24th March 2022 among the deserving individuals which will provide safe and supportive learning access to school-going girls through empowering unemployed youth with self-employment.

The distribution ceremony was chaired by Mr. Yasir Bhatti, Deputy Commissioner TMK in the presence of Mr. Ali Akbar Shah – District Education Officer, Mr. Muhammad Yaqoob Vighio – Taluka Education Officer, Mr. Ghulam Muhammad Sahto – Deputy Director Social Welfare Department, Mr. Naeem Soomro – Assistant Director Social Welfare Department, Mr. Nawab Zafar Ali – Regional Head, Sindh Education Foundation Hyderabad and Ms. Maria Soomro – Regional Head HDF Karachi. Among other attendees were teachers, students, parents and community members.