HASHOO FOUNDATION PLEDGES FOR EDUCATION
Islamabad: Hundreds of participants from all walk of life including educationists, volunteers & social workers partaken in the Walk, jointly organized by Hashoo Foundation and Zindagi Trust on November 26th, 2016 at Fatima Jinnah Park Islamabad. The initiative aimed to promote the cause of quality education as a basic right for all children to help in contributing towards the national commitments of Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 and to complement the government endeavors of education for all as enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan under the Article 25-A.This walkathon was flagged off by Chief Guest Mr. Shah Khawar and Allah Nawaz Samoo renowned Educationist were also there at the occasion.Informing this to the guests, Ms. Ayesha Khan Country Director Hashoo Foundation said that it is the constitutional right of every child to have access to quality education without any discrimination. She expressed hope and optimism that through synergetic efforts among civil society, public and private sector of Pakistan would overcome the challenges of education. Highlighting the motivation for the Hashwani family’s philanthropy, Ayesha Khan said that Hashoo Foundation had been striving to translate their vision of improving the quality and access to education by focusing on deprived communities of far-flung areas in Pakistan through scholarships and financial assistance, parent’s & teachers’ training and professional development initiatives.The only budget allocated for education is 2 % of National GDP. It’s the state’s and every individual responsibility to do charity for every needy child around. We must take pledge today to step up for the cause of quality education, said Shah Khawar, Board of Trustee Hashoo Foundation.Participants attended the event and pledged their support to help the students of underprivileged families from far flung areas of Pakistan who have no access to quality education. During the walk, participants were captivated with face painting, poster competition, Rotary book giveaways and refreshment stalls.