By Balaach Qadir
‘Zir Public School’, Gawadar, a private school, has been founded with a mission to provide every child with equal opportunities of education.
Credit goes to Nawaz Baloch who is a local teacher in Gawadar. Baloch has struggled for many years to make this school project a reality. There was no such modern school in his school life.
The founder of the school took the initiative with positive intent about children’s quality education. The idea was made successful by the support of community members. Earlier, children of Gawadar had to travel to big cities for quality education. However, they don’t need to go anywhere now.
Talking about his dream project, Baloch told Pak Voices, “The purpose of the school is to ensure access to free quality education to deserving students,” adding,” I started making effort in 2009 along with some friends which have resulted in the form of this community school.”
Baloch told Pak Voices,”Donors from Gawadar helped financially to buy school uniforms, books and other necessary items for the students.” Some students also told us that they could only dream of attending such a modern school.
At Zir Public School, modern facilities like computer labs and multimedia have been provided to ensure quality education.
Since the launch of the school, a large number of people have shown an interest in sending their children to the school as Baloch said, “Many more students are interested in admission but So far 250 have been accommodated for the time being due to the resource constraints.”
Balaach Qadir is working with PakVoices as a citizen journalist from Gawadar.
Translated by Suleman Tahir