Success Stories


Sidra had tears of joy in her eyes

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Sidra Batool was very anxious. She could not sleep all the night. She got up unusually early that morning and prepared for her school. It was a very important day of her life. She boarded her wagon and sat quietly. There were many other girls in the wagon going to the same school studying in various classes. They were chattering, giggling, gossiping. However, nothing attracted Sidra. She could not think of anything else, as it […]

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The man who made girls’ education possible

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Mr. Ghulam Murtaza, also known as ‘Doctor’ in his native village, has made it possible for 30 girls from villages Sarkalan and Laphi (District Chakwal in Pakistan) to rejoin their school. He had served as a paramedic staff at Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore for over 20 years and at Kala Bagh Hospital for another 5 years. This is the precise reason for his nick – doctor. As he retired from his medical service and came […]

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After three years, I am back in school – Zofishan

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“My name is Zofishan and I am studying in 6th grade. I live in a small and beautiful village Laphi [in district Chakwal, Pakistan]. I have 5 brothers and one sister. All my brothers are studying in various grades. However, my eldest sister Fatima is not going to school. I, too, was not going to school for three years before I rejoined my school with support from Bedari. I had studied up to grade 5 […]

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Riffat is not working in the fields, but studying in high school

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Riffat Shaheen – a resident of village Laphi nearly 48 Kilometers away from Chakwal city – was studying in 5th grade, when her father, a patient of diabetes, died. It was a time of great difficulty for her mother Makhtoom Begum – an illiterate woman with five kids to take care of. She had a small piece of cultivable land, which she started tilling on her own. It did help to some extent but was […]

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Maria Kanwal got first position in her class

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Kanwal had stopped going to school when she passed her exam for 8th grade. The reason was financial crunch that her family faced. Her parents wanted her to continue her education, but could not afford to send her to High School, as it involved traveling to a nearby town some 10 km away. She could not walk this distance on daily basis, and her parents could not afford to pay for her fare. As Bedari […]

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Ghulam Fatima is trying to outperform her younger classmates…

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Ghulam Fatima belongs to a remote village Sarkalan in the sub-district Kallar Kahar, District Chakwal. She had studied up to 8th grade, but then her father died, and it became impossible for her to continue her studies. As her mother started taking up small assignments to earn a few bucks to support her children, Ghulam Fatima had to stay at home and do the daily chores of a house wife. Though she could not study, […]

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