APWA Punjab has established 14 primary schools in different urban, rural and suburban areas of Punjab which are providing quality education to the underprivileged children with special emphasis on girl child education. Students from these schools are now studying in different higher educational institutions or working in the different fields. According to the Beneficiaries’ Report 2015-2016 around 1,106 children completed their education in these 14 primary schools.
APWA provides educational facilities for the development of children and also provides free books, stationary and furniture for primary schools. APWA has the original trained volunteer body that works specifically for the girl’s education to accommodate students from lower income groups.
Rubab Raheem studied in APWA Primary school from pre nursery to 5th class. She had keen interest in studies, but her parents could not afford her educational expenses. Her father and grandfather are cobblers and due to their extremely meager income they were hardly able to support the basic economic needs of food and shelter for their family. APWA supported Rubab’s education. She completed her primary education at APWA Begum Pura School. Presently Rubab is a 1st year student of medical and has bright prospects to overcome the murkiness of her past. APWA wishes her good luck in her future.
Girl Child Education in some families is a taboo. However 3 girls namely Chandni Afroz Khan, Sumaira Salamdar & Sohana Afroz Khan braved against the backward customs of their family. Their mother was interested in educating her children and with mutual struggle they got admission in APWA Begum Pura Primary School. After completing their primary education Chandini was enrolled in Govt. Higher Secondary School Singh Pura. She has graduated from Govt. College Singh Pura. Sumaira has done M.A and Salma completed her matriculation exams. The elder sister is now working and has contributed to make their family financially stable.
Ruqayya Sadiq is another success story who took the initiative for her future to be stable and economically sound. She was enrolled in APWA school Kot Dhoni Chand in 2007. She was so committed that she worked and studied simultaneously. She worked in a Brick Klin and completed her matriculation from APWA School. She then got a job in Sri Lanka and presently she is residing abroad and has a good earning.