I came from Sukhana Bajwa village in Gujranwala District, Punjab. My area is far from big city or town. There’s no good school that can provide excellent quality of education. Well off families transfer their kids in towns and cities to enroll in good school. I saw a lot of childhood friends who could not continue their studies, many of them could not pass the SSC exam. Most of their families belong to marginalize sector, who cannot afford educational expenses in cities like Lahore and Gujranwala.
Since then, it was my goal and passion to build institute that provide high quality education to my village and nearby villages. In 2013, i founded a school named Idara-e-Taleem Sukhana Bajwa. It’s not easy to build this; I failed many times asking support from NGO’s. I save a lot, most of my earnings goes to the school. Free books, uniforms are provided and I hired best Teachers. Nothing is asked from the students, only a small donation from those who can afford. Every week I travel from Lahore to village to check the performance of the school.
Currently we have 150 students and aiming for more. I believe education is one of the key to change their lives. My school will continue to hone them to be someone someday. These kids are the hope of our country. They will be our future Leaders, Scientists, Teachers, Engineers and others.
– Muhammad Usman