As we have seen from the tragedy of Malala Yousafzai, who has been fighting for her rights to an education, Pakistan's public school system is failing. Unless their families are wealthy enough to afford private school tuition, it's almost impossible for a underclass Pakistani girl to receive an education.
About: The Dhala School for Girls was founded with charitable donations to help educate the daughters of the house servants, gardeners, and rickshaw drivers of Lahore's upperclass neighborhood of Modeltown. Classes offered at the school include Urdu, English, mathematics, and Qur'an memorization.
The Need: The school's funds are so low that class openings are determined on a monthly basis, depending on the amount they receive. A family member made a donation of less than $500 and the school was able to open up classes again for 10 girls. When the girls' classes are shut down because of low funding, they are forced to spend more time reviewing and catching up rather than learning new material.
I was invited to the The Dhala School for Girls with the hopes that a few of my photographs might highlight the struggles of the school and help raise money to support it.
Your donation will help sustain funding for the school's current classes for the next year. Any extra donations will go towards the student's meals and a much-needed renovation of the school's facility. My mom and aunt have worked closely with the school's administrators, and will take responsibility to ensure that every donation will go towards bettering these girl's lives.