President Aslam Khaliq – Rotary Club of Karachi Gateway and Rtn Yusuf Aftab, introduced an innovative approach to educate under privileged children of urban slum communities adjoining affluent areas in Karachi. The Gateway Club utilized premises of a private Taleemgah school, situated on the outskirts of Nursery, block 6 PECHS Karachi. The area is close to the railway tracks, where many displaced families (mainly Pashtun) have made makeshift homes. The club has undertaken this challenge to educate some of the poor children in the evening shift school. A total 0f 130 young children are enrolled in the school, which are provided school uniforms, books and stationary, ‘free of cost’. The concept of the “evening school” is “education for all” by utilizing all available resources at optimum level. It also sets a president for other philanthropist organizations to make education accessible to every child of our society.
The Rotary Club of Karachi Gateway arranged a polio camp, on 19th January 2017 at the school premises. District Governor (3271) M. Saleem Rao and National Chair Aziz Memon attended the polio camp. The vaccinator administering OPV was arranged by PNPPC through EPI Sindh. PP Aslam Khaliq appreciated the visit of the District Governor and National Chair, and encouraged the initiative of free education by more clubs. He informed that poor children who have no access to education are now getting primary education in the evening school with no cost.
NPPC Chair in his brief remarks appreciated the efforts of RC Karachi Gateway. Club is providing healthcare & education to poor children. Killing two birds with one stone.