Due to poverty and corruption, the state of schools in economically depressed areas of the world are in a deplorable state. In poor areas of Pakistan for example, many government schools have become abandoned buildings, either empty or taken over by a villager to store their animals or farming supplies. Meanwhile, countless rural villages throughout the country have generations of illiterate people and no schools to educate future generations.
In response to these issues, Hidaya Foundation adopts and operates schools (mostly under a government initiative in Pakistan called “Adopt a School”) which have been shut down, and opens schools in rural areas which have none to begin with.
Examples of support include:
Hiring teachers, training them and paying their salaries
Students whose families are receiving support from Hidaya must regularly attend classes in order for the family to continue receiving their stipends. Project managers from our sister organization, Hidaya Trust, regularly visits the schools to check on the teachers and students to make sure everyone is doing well.
It costs about $120 to run a classroom of approximately 40 students for each month.
Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.
Hidaya Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with FEIN 77-0502583. All cash and in-kind donations are tax deductible. Hidaya puts it’s best effort to utilize the funds donated for a specific project, sometimes circumstances dictate we use funds otherwise.