Aiding The Street School
The Street School is a one-of-a-kind charity organization set up by two young siblings — Shireen was only 12 year old and Hasan was 15 when they decided to develop an education program for the unsheltered children forced into beggary on Karachi streets.
According to a 2017 article by Suniya Umar Khan, Shireen was approached by a young girl at a traffic light, who instead of asking for money, requested Shireen to teach her. Deeply affected by this encounter, she realised something needed to change. With the help of her elder brother Hasan, Shireen's initial intention of a small session, turned into a full-scale school with multiple branches spread throughout the city. The Street School serves destitute children six days a week from 4 to 6pm, teaching multiple subjects including English, Math and Urdu. They also hold exercise classes, as well as fun activities and games on Saturdays.
Touched by this admirable cause, Shahid Afridi Foundation has launched a program to support The Street School's efforts in helping unsheltered kids gain marketable skills. Through basic education and training, these young individuals can have a better shot at life.
Shahid Afridi Foundation has equipped The Street School with two laptops and essential school supplies. Being a world-renowned sportsman and a philanthropist, Shahid Afridi's appearance in-person have provided The Street School with national exposure contributing towards the organization's credibility and fundraising efforts.
Promoting Education in Isolated Tribal Areas of Pakistan
Along with our clean water and solar lantern projects, Shahid Afridi Foundation collaborated with Pakistan Army to distribute educational supplies in Triah Valley. We provided up to 20,000 children with essential education supplies and sport equipments.
Our team at Tirah Valley, went door-to-door, listened to the families, talked about the importance of education, and discussed the actions that they can take as parents in order to facilitate a better future for their children.