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Rehana Ali

Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:30

Rehana Ali

Baacha Khan School Swat

Grade 7

Rehana, a student of grade 7 in Baacha Khan School Swat had a very bitter experience with her previous schooling. She recalls how fearful she would become every time someone would mention the term “education”.

Whether it was school, study, books or knowledge, for her, everything related to education summed up to violence, hurt, and humiliation which her teachers inflicted upon her and her fellows for minor mistakes. She recalls how her self esteem was shattered everyday when they would be beaten for failing a test or being absent for genuine reasons.

In grade 7, when she was admitted to Baacha Khan School she found out how she remained aloof of her fundamental rights having been violated all along. She realized how violence had shaken her personality. She thought she needed to mend her shattered self esteem.

Following the philosophy of Baacha Khan’s non-violence and social justice, her teachers started paying special attention to her. The girl, who was initially daunted and scared, started progressing rapidly. She started asking questions in class and participated in all academic and cultural activities.

Rehana delivered a speech on women’s rights on March 8, 2017, a day that is dedicated to commemorate the movement for women’s rights.

Moreover she sang a song “Margiya ma raza darzama” in a skit to honor the martyrs of Babarra Massacre. Rehana has performed in theatre as well.

She takes regular classes in crafts center at Baacha Khan School and has been able to acquire a number of skills which include cutting, stitching, embroidery, and knitting.

The morale that was once lost because of constant violence and fear in her previous school was finally restored in her for the last one year of studying at Baacha Khan School.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:36


Wednesday, 08 March 2017 16:11


Crafts Student at Baacha Khan School Mardan

Zeenat’s family faced financial constraints after her husband’s retirement. Her husband, who served in army before, was later appointed as a security guard with a meager salary. It was difficult for him to make both ends meet.

Zeenat, being a patient of diabetes, has her regular visits to the hospital back and forth. She soon realized that the burden was too much to take for one person and started looking around for opportunities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 16:14


Thursday, 02 March 2017 20:33


Crafts Student at Baacha Khan School, Dargai

Nayab was only 19 when she had to discontinue her studies because of financial crisis. It was a time when she had to give up on her dreams to face the bitter reality of life.

Her father, who worked on daily wages, could only afford two times meal per day while sometimes even the basic needs of life were suppressed to the maximum.

Nayab almost gave up and succumbed to the circumstances till she was informed by a friend about Baacha Khan School Craft Center which served as a light in her dark world. Very quickly, she mastered the art of knitting and stitching and turned her fortune around. She started receiving orders on daily basis and became financially independent.

She was finally able to get admission in Bachelors with her own money and is now meeting the daily needs of her family with the money she earns through stitching.

Nayab says she could not have imagined a better life or her dream of continuing education, had she not found Baacha Khan School Craft Center.

Her father is proud of her who thinks his daughter has shared the family’s burden rather than becoming burden on the family.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 March 2017 20:42

Abdul Mohsin

Thursday, 02 March 2017 20:29

Abdul Mohsin

Baacha Khan School(BKS) Swabi

Grade 4

Abdul Mohsin, A student of grade 4 at BKS Pabini, Swabi, achieved National Prize for children with special needs in ArtBeat- National Child art competition in which hundreds of children participated from all around the country.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 March 2017 20:32


Saturday, 18 February 2017 18:42


Ex Student Baacha Khan School (BKS) Nautia, Peshawar

Life is difficult in a country where one is not only denied her/his fundamental rights but the very notion of keeping hopes intact is challenged every moment on daily basis. It is in circumstances like these where noble souls are raised.

Belonging to FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), where men are denied justice and equity, and women are considered no less than a herd of sheep, Jamaima, a student of grade 10 , is one of those determined girls who happens to defy all odds and challenges all limitations which have been set for womenfolk.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 February 2017 18:53


Friday, 17 February 2017 21:27


BKS Nautia, Peshawar GRADE 10

I studied in a different school until I was admitted in Baacha Khan School (BKS) Nautia in grade 6. I was so shy and timid in those days that I couldn’t even show my abilities because of lack of confidence. Every morning I woke up knowing that I had to go to school to attend the routine classes and get back home with homework. I could not imagine that a life existed beyond textbooks too. That we could learn and acquire education through different means other than sticking to just textbooks.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2017 21:30

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