Helping girls put to work in Pakistan

COVID-19 is the last nail in the economy of Peshawar, Pakistan. It has forced hundreds and thousands of children into labor as a cheap and manageable resource. Driven by financial need, boys work in shops and workshops, while girls work as domestic helpers doing housekeeping and babysitting, and eldercare.

To address the dire needs of the girls, Brighter Tomorrow (with support from Focusing Initiative International USA and the Frontier Organization for Reform and Transformation) has established a care and educational facility in a room provided by a resident of the community. The girls visit the facility for two hours daily, six days a week, while also working. During this time they are provided with basic literacy, psychosocial support, and nutritional food. In just one month the number of girls being helped has increased from ten to thirty and is on a rise as the news is spreading throughout the community.

Despite limited resources, we at Brighter Tomorrow welcome all newcomers, since we believe that turning away a child amounts to robbing them of their childhood. To ensure that the current children are cared for and the newcomers are welcomed, we need your continued support and commitment.

This initiative's Team

Anna Willman
Annika Frohböse
Fida Muhammad
Georgia Kaltsidou
Haqmal Daudzai
Hunter Keller
Jerry Conway
Nasir Khan
Nazia Jamshed Khan
Nina Joy Lawrence
Ocen Daniel Osako
Pat Omidian
Wajid Syed

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