HOPE A CHILD EDUCATION PROGRAM
The program aims to provide education to all the children without any difference of poor and rich. This education program is for every child.
• Collaboration with Faida Foundation:
This project started as an initiative. In collaboration with Faida Foundation.
We provided stationary to the deserving students. The campaign was leaded by KIPS. It was started by its members and we provided stationary to 80 children. The campaign worked in May, 2018
• The Hut School System:
The second phase of the project started in the mid-August, 2018. In this phase, we are providing free education to the poor and needy children. We are working to develop a sense of passion and devotion in those little flowers. The gift of education will enlighten their lives and ours as well. A classroom is provided to them in Sabzazar, Lahore where many of our volunteer teachers teach the students. In the first class we got 20 students belonging to the slum areas of Sabzazar, Lahore and they are increasing in numbers day by day. The teaching timings are 10am-1am. Furthermore, we are hiring more teachers who can work with us and help us in serving our cause. And we are also striving for the better education of bright students in many schools. Moreover, we are offering proposals of sponsorship of educating these children. Our aim is to provide them the best education anyone can have.
• Admissions in Others Schools:
The students in Zanoor School are made eligible for free admissions in Government and Private sector hospitals after basic preliminary education in Zanoor School so that they may enjoy full environment of a school with other students of well- known families. Many of our students have been blessed with free admissions in schools including Darar ul Alam School, EFA school system, Shaoor School.
• Students Financial Assistance:
Besides providing free coaching to students, we also provide financial assistance to students by paying their tuition fee, arranging books and stationary. Students from GCU Faisalabad have been helped through zanoor platform by payment of semester fees as there are no scholarship programs offered by university. Zanoor members run a scholarship campaign there to arrange fees for deserving ones in this phase.
• Educational Awareness Campaigns:
In this phase, we run awareness campaigns regarding education of underprivileged students.
In December 2018, our members run a campaign in Sabzazar and moved from door to door to make people realize the importance of education.Not only general public,
Our campaigns also engaged educationists and various institutes including Mansoora School, Trust School, Darearqam School, Qandoor Academy, Superior University, Punjab University and Fatima Jinnah Medical University.
On 8th January 2019, our team visited Quaid-e-Azam Law College in Ichara and had a talk with Vice Principal over education of street children.
He said,” If every institute allocates at least three free seats to deserving ones, there will be no beggar left at any traffic signal”. He appreciated zanoor mission.
• Voice for Child Labour:
In this phase, we raised voice against child labor and begging.
We visited various areas where children were forced for begging at signals including Sabzazar, Canal road, Wahdat road, Anarkali, Urdu bazar and Mall road. It was pity to see that children were unable to escape as they were always being monitored by those who have forced them into this.
We made documentaries against those culprits, and made them realize that the future of country is begging on the streets and it is our obligation to save them. Governmental and non governmental authorities were informed about these activities.
Social media campaigns were conducted.
• Virtual Education System
Ongoing pandemic and lockdown halted education program and all institutions very closed for a long interval.
In this critical period where anxiety and stress already rooted in minds, there was a dire need of education to keep children busy in healthy activities.
Zanoor being the first in the education’s history system, took an initiative of a virtual educational program. The program is about delivering recorded video lectures in zanoor school.
Our education team designed syllabus for a complete year, divided lectures subject wise to cover the whole syllabus and assigned to zanoor education team for making small video lectures. Education Team has also prepared videos for subject wise tests and exams.
These video lectures are displayed in school on LEDs in each class. Besides this, video lectures are also uploaded on Zanoor YouTube Channel to the benefit of those children who do not go to school for fear of Covid-19 pandemic.
This virtual education program successfully started in Zanoor School on 6th August-2020.
• Future Plane:
In the near future, we are planning to establish an academy in Johar Town, Lahore where needy students can get free education and there will be no bounds of fee for anyone. And we are planning to give them the high class education just like big academies working in Pakistan. We are striving to give technical education to elder students and basic education to the young ones. Moreover, we are trying to communicate with the managements of different institutions and academies to request them allocate free seats for deserving and brilliant students who cannot afford their education expenses.
Preservation and Recycling of Resources
• Manure formation:
We performed an experiment in which we used domestic kitchen wastage and converted it in to urea manure.It was a multistep process in which we first collected kitchen wastage, mixed it with dried leaves and semi composted material and let it decompose in a container for 30 days.After 30 days, the decomposed material came out to be urea manure. We also proposed the idea to farmers.
• Water Conservation Campaign:
Campaigns for conservation of water were conducted in various educational institutes and on commercial scale.Videos and posts were shared on social accounts to spread awareness.
• Paper recycling project:
Zanoor collects old books which are used by zanoor students as they cannot afford new books. Such old books are collected from old centers, university students, families etc by our members and distributed among those who cannot afford new things. A paper recycling campaign was also conducted in Trust School.
• Vegetable Cultivation in houses:
An awareness campaign was held in which housewives were educated about importance of planting vegetables at home. We convinced them with the idea that these vegetables are not only economical but also healthy and free of lethal sprays which are widely used in farmed vegetables thus causing fatal diseases.
• Future plan:
We aim to make Pakistan best agricultural country by introducing new natural and cost effective methods of cultivation and preservation of natural resources including water, trees and beneficial pests. We also aim to launch our own paper recycling unit.