Fracarita Netherlands and its donators provided new books, note books and school stationery for 161 students of the Umeed-E-Nau Primary School in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday 9 March 2016. The school materials will help the students to continue their studies and prevent school dropouts.
The Umeed-e-Nau Primary School is located in a neighbourhood where adults and children are employed in brick kilns. Most families have a bonded labour contract, which means that they are obliged to provide labour services to repay loans to their employer for basic necessities, medical expenses, weddings and funerals. It’s a modern form of slavery. Most brick kiln workers can’t read nor write, and don’t know what’s written in their contract. By providing education to the children of the brick kiln workers, the Brothers of Charity help them to improve the position of their families and offer them new perspectives beyond the brick kilns. The school materials will help the students to continue their studies and prevent school dropouts.
The director of the school sent us a little message:
"Greetings and prayers from Fracarita Pakistan and the Umeed-E-Nau Primary School. Thanks from all the children, their parents and the staff for our benefactors for this support. The children and their parents are really happy to receive the school materials for new classes!"
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