SOS under construction projects
Sialkot is the fourth largest industrial city in Punjab and a major producer of sports goods and surgical instruments.
SOS Children’s Village in Sialkot was established in 2005 in the village of Khambranwala. This is a rural area which is mostly surrounded by farmland, houses, and a large irrigation canal. A primary school was functional in the SOS Children’s Village Sialkot but there was no secondary school due to which the children had to go to local community schools in the city for further education. SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Sialkot is to be built next to the existing village in order to provide good quality education to the children of SOS Village Sialkot as well as to the underprivileged children from the nearby Khambranwala village. This will help to minimize travel costs for our children who had to travel to the city for secondary education and will also help SOS Children to integrate with the children from surrounding communities.
The SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Sialkot will provide children with all the facilities to help promote their growth and development. A career counselor will offer guidance to help these children realize their greatest aspirations. In order to improve capacity of imparting knowledge, teachers training will be conducted twice a year. Training workshops will be arranged for the SOS families, communities and care givers to improve the structures and systems to protect children.
The city of Khairpur lies in the interior parts of Sindh province close to Sukkur. Khairpur district is an improvised region with over 54% of the population living below the poverty line. This means more than half of the city earns less than $1.25 a day. The literacy rate is a mere 35.5% and the economic growth is 2.2%.
A land of approx. 8 acres was generously donated by the Sindh Government for the sole purpose of developing a SOS Children’s Village. The land is located inside a government housing complex called mumtaz colony which lies on the National Highway in Khairpur.
The Village will include 15 house units with a capacity for 10 children each. Each house would be supervised by a mother who would take care of the children and run the house.
The Village will also include a clinic, director’s residence and a Hall for children’s activities. The project is planned to open in 2016.
A Hermann Gmeiner School was established in the City of Dhodial, Kyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1994. The School became an instant success and developed a reputation for providing quality and affordable education to the many underprivileged children living in the surrounding areas.
Today the School has over 840 children and is constantly growing. To meet the increasing demand for SOS Education, the Hermann Gmeiner School Dhodial is currently undergoing expansion.
The construction includes the building of a multi-purpose hall which can accommodate up to 1100 children and would be used for extra-curricular activities. The construction also includes 6 new classrooms which will increase the school’s capacity by another 210 students.
We hope to contribute even more towards local education in the area and hope that are generous donors will support us in this regard.
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