Dreams for Kachra Kundi
Kachra Kundi is a landfill on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan where thousands of families earn their livelihood by rummaging through waste and selling it to recycling centers. More than 100 tons of waste is dumped here every day. The smoke and pollution from the burning garbage is so strong that people are constantly overcome by illness and infection. Many of them suffer from burns, wounds, allergies, parasite infestations, breathing disorders and stunted growth as an effect of the harsh environment.
Four years ago we launched a school called DREAMS within Kachra Kundi, in an effort to help villagers to see a life beyond the landfill that surrounds them. Our campus provides free primary through metric level education, general and emergency healthcare, and counseling to our students and their families. Today we have 15 classrooms, 23 staff and over 570 students and continuing to grow.
Children who had never thought of a life outside the garbage landfill or an opportunity to even consider education are now able to find hope and resources for a better future.
Your monthly contribution helps provide the year long support for a well deserving child, including:
Books, supplies and facilities for the year
· General Healthcare and Emergency Medical Aid
· Weekly visits with students' families for counseling and encouraging attendance, especially among young girls
· An investment in ongoing expansion of classrooms
· Maintenance and operations of newly installed water filtration systems that for the first time in the area, provide fresh, safe water
* You can cancel or change your monthly support at any time
We need your help today
Our campus is growing rapidly and we are increasing our staff, security and supplies to match this expansion. Our hope is also to adopt a new campus in the more distant areas of Kachra Kundi to ensure all children have access to education and healthcare. With this in mind our expenses continue to grow - and that's a good thing!
Your monthly sponsorships help both current and new students continue to receive a quality education, and enable us to focus on our mission of ensuring we are actively doing the best we can to provide them with an opportunity for a better tomorrow.
*Child sponsorships are Zakaat eligible.