We want every child in Pakistan to attend school so students can give back to their community and support their families, which
will shape the world into a safer place.
Power to Pakistan is a non-profit advocacy club at Aspen High School that supports the non-profit organization Moqah Foundation. 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. 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.
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.
About Moqah Foundation
Power to Pakistan supports the non-profit organization Moqah Foundation
All donations made to Power to Pakistan go directly to Moqah Foundation, which is a non-profit organization based out of Bhara Kahu, Pakistan. This allows funds to reach the schools in a more efficient way since the NPO is in Pakistan. Moqah Foundation supplies academic scholarships to youth living in poverty throughout Pakistan to improve human rights and alleviate conditions of poverty. It currently runs two schools: the Social Uplift for Knowledge and Health school in Bhara Kahu and the Social Uplift for Knowledge and Health school in Sheikhupura. Moqah Foundation is registered under the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and has highly audited accounts and a strong structure to move this work forward on their own. Marshall Direct Fund, which was based in the United States, created Moqah Foundation to more efficiently implement its programs and fundraise in Pakistan. Moqah Foundation builds local sustainability and empowers local Pakistanis. For the past five years Marshall Direct Fund has been working hand in hand with Moqah Foundation. In 2020, Marshall Direct Fund handed Moqah Foundation full responsibility of fundraising and overseeing programs.
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%
CHILDREN IN PAKISTAN ARE MARRIED BY AGE 18
IN PAKISTAN ONLY
OF THE FEMALE POPULATION
PAKISTAN IS RANKED
143 out of 144
COUNTIES IN TERMS OF ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION & OPPORTUNITY IN THE WORLD
2 out of 3 girls in Pakistan do not know how to read or write
PAKISTAN IS RANKED
COUNTIES IN TERMS OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
IN THE WORLD
136 out of 144
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