Highlights from 2014
Students from BRAC non-formal schools are pleased to receive books of their own.
150 Hoopoe Books were donated to BRAC for their non-formal primary schools in Sindh. BRACs non-formal primary schools provide underprivileged and primary school dropout children, especially girls, with the opportunity to complete the five-year primary school syllabus in four years.
17 Homes for Abandoned Children Receive Hoopoe Books
In November 2014 three sets of our 10 Hoopoe titles in Urdu-English editions were donated to each of the 17 homes for abandoned children run by the Edhi Foundation. The homes are in Multan, Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. Founded by Abdul Sattar Edhi in 1949, this amazing foundation has, among other things, rescued over 20,000 abandoned infants, rehabilitated over 50,000 orphans and runs over three hundred and thirty welfare centers in rural and urban Pakistan which operate as food kitchens, rehabilitation homes, shelters for abandoned women and children and clinics for the mentally handicapped. For more information: www.edhi.org/about-us/about-edhi-foundation.
Books for Children in IDP Camps in Peshawar
Children from North Waziristan in IDP camps in Peshawar
Idara-e Taleem-o-Aagai (ITA) have distributed 250 of each of our Urdu-English books to emergency schools serving children from North Waziristan who have fled the Taliban and resultant offensive there. They are now refugees in IDP camps in Peshawar city and Bannu. Nearly one million people have fled the region – it’s hard to imagine what they are going through – providing their children with positive stories is something that we can do to help a little.
Over the summer we created new bilingual editions of our ten titles in Urdu and Pashto specifically for this border region and, thanks to everyone’s help, we are now printing 30,000 books, 3,000 copies of each to be distributed in the very near future.