Umeed-E-Nau Middle School
This school is situated at 25km from the city of Lahore. It 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 and Fracarita International help them to improve the position of their families and offer them new perspectives beyond the brick kilns.
More info: http://fracaritapakistan.org/
Eassa Naghar, Lahore, Pakistan
167* (Boys: 93; Girls: 74)
*Note: 58 students are expected for the new academic year (March 2017)