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Felix Foundation Baltistan
Ticker: |  2018-04-23 : Alhamdulilah! The Foundation achieves a new milestone with the approval of the Munawar Higher Secondary School!                    |  2018-03-11 : FFB and BF will continue the next two year with the project of 'SHARBA SABAQ'                    |  2018-03-11 : Probitas Project will be working on health and disease prevention for the community                    |  2018-03-11 : BF got the approval from Aretxabaleta to construct two classrooms for Munawar Public School Machulo                    |  2018-03-11 : Vocational Centres are now operating in four communities in the Valley (Saling, Talis, Machulo and Hushe)                    

School transport project

The FFB provides jeep transport for older students to continue their education in Khapulo.

Last modified by Andy on 2018-06-24 16:05:08

The FFB funded Munawar School takes students up to 5th grade. After this, students have to travel to the district town of Khapulo to continue their education. Other alternatives are the larger town of Skardu or even Islamabad. The richer families are able to relocate their children so that they can continue to receive quality education in English. Children in poor families are forced to enrole in the local government schools where they are educated in Urdu. This inequality means that the division between the rich and poor gets wider with each generation.

Boarding a jeep
Boarding a jeep

FFB scholarships to selected students have helped to overcome this in individual cases. To help a much larger number of children, the FFB has introduced a 'pick up and drop' jeep service between many of the villages in the Hushe Valley and the school in Khapulo. This enables poorer students to access the best education in the area, but it is no picnic for the students - the jeep ride from the more distant villages takes a long time with the students riding on the inside, outside and top of the vehicle!

On the road to Khapulo
On the road to Khapulo