What We Do
Provide free education in rural areas of Pakistan
Offer communication with students in the U.S. and Pakistan
Supply students with the tools necessary to succeed in the world
Power to Pakistan is a non-profit advocacy club at Aspen High School. We aim to provide access to education for youth in rural areas of Pakistan in order to eliminate generational poverty, build gender equity, and support students to have better futures. This club supports the non-profit organization Moqah Foundation whose mission is to educate youth, empower women, and mobilize communities. All donations are directed to Moqah Foundation so that funds can be implemented in the schools more efficiently since the NPO is based in Pakistan. Power to Pakistan fundraises money to support youth, mostly girls, with scholarships to attend school for free in rural areas of Pakistan. Power to Pakistan was created to give these girls the future that they deserve and a purpose in life through education.
We believe it is unfair that children in Pakistan are being denied an education because of their gender, socioeconomic statuses, or accessibility to schools. By providing girls with an education, they become employable which can provide income for their families and support them to have stronger roles in their communities. An education is important in children’s lives because it establishes a sense of purpose, especially for girls who have been underrepresented in the past due to their inability to attend school. Other outcomes of girls' education include delaying early forced marriages, providing youth with the tools to resist extremist recruitment, keeping students out of full time forced labor, and preventing youth trafficking. Power to Pakistan was established to support these youth to reach their goals and fulfill their dreams.
Girls First Rule
Our schools are co-ed but implemented the "girls first" rule, which means that if a family wishes to enroll their boys in school, they must enroll their girls first. This rule is meant to build gender equity in Pakistan by giving girls equal educational opportunities and teaching the boys that educating girls is important.
We aim to make school available to all children, especially girls, in order to reduce the poverty level, build gender equity, and provide better futures.
Helps girls think for themselves
Girls can support their families
Prolongs arranged, young marriages
Girls are given a purpose in life
Girls give back to their communities
Jobs are created
Prevents terrorism recruitments
Why We Support Education in Pakistan
for every school year she completes beyond 4th grade.
A girl's income-earning potential increases by
primary school-aged children, mostly girls, lack access to education in Pakistan.
Current realities of public education in Pakistan include
High drop-out rates
In the Punjab province,
where our schools are located,
School enrollment is 62%
and 44% for girls
The literacy rate for women is 54%