Education beats poverty: one extra year of schooling increases a person’s earnings by up to 10%
Ehsaas has donated over £75,000 / $125,000 / A$138,000 to the Memon Industrial & Technical Institute in Korangi, Karachi, for the construction of a women’s vocational wing.
Every year, over 12,000 ladies are trained in different trades which enables them to do work and earn a dignified living, taking themselves and their families out of poverty. In addition, Ehsaas has also started a vocational tailoring course for ladies at its office. Ehsaas has also donated nearly £14,000 / $24,000 / A$25,800 for the construction of the Madrasa Peer Mahal Toba Tek Singh in Punjab where not only can the local community offer prayers but their children can also get a religious education.
In addition, Ehsaas has donated over £1,200 / $2,000 / A$2,200 to Bahria University & Medical College for educational scholarships and nearly £20,000 / $34,000 / A$36,900 to a number of deserving students for educational purposes.
Why Education is important
- empowers children and adults alike to become active participants in the transformation of the society they live
- is a passport to human development
- open doors and expand opportunities and freedoms.
- fostering peace, democracy and economic growth as well as improving health and reducing poverty
- beats poverty: one extra year of schooling increases a person’s earnings by up to 10%
- reduces child mortality: a child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past age five
- contributes to improved maternal health: women with higher levels of education are more likely to seek health care and support
Providing Vocational Training for one lady costs
£200 / $325 / A$370