As per a survey conducted in 2014-15, literacy rate in Pakistan has reached 60%, however, it includes people who know how to read or write their name, and hence many believe that the number is an overestimation.
In this situation, every drop in the ocean counts. Shireen and Hasan Zafar are siblings who teach around 25 street children – who are roaming around on the streets, trying to sell flowers or toys, or simply begging at traffic signals on the streets of Defence Housing Authority. Both now set up a small table on the road near Café Clifton, and spend two hours daily teaching street kids ABC and Counting. Both want to use their time to help these kids grow as individuals, and get basic education.
They pay a minimal amount to the kids to keep them interested, and everyone around has now started giving something for the kids as well.
Their story is an inspiration for all of us.
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