Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth. Millions of children across the developing world are not in school and thousands more may never have the chance to attend. This has a serious impact on their future. MWT works directly with communities to ensure our education programmes are relevant to their needs. Projects are aimed at both adults and children and include building and equipping schools, holding literacy classes and teacher training. Today, over 7 million children across Pakistan are out of school, mostly due to poverty, discrimination and lack of resources. According to official estimates, approximately 58 million adults are illiterate in Pakistan. Poverty is closely linked to illiteracy – as both cause and consequence. Without basic literacy or skills the opportunities for people to break free from the cycle of poverty are limited. Education opens up opportunities in employment, and lowers the risk of exploitation. For example, literate farmers are able to sell their crops for a higher price. Mankind Welfare Trust provides access to education or vocational training to provide a way out of the poverty trap. Mankind Welfare Trust ensures that the projects are sustainable and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve. Mankind Welfare Trust provides education and training through the following activities:
Constructing and rehabilitating classrooms and schools.
Providing equipment for schools and other education centres.