“Mama, I sat there alone, trembling with fear that the men in the heavy black boots were coming for me next. Mama, I wanted to scream, cry, do everything in my control for you to come and save me but I knew they would turn their weapons on me. I wanted to save so many, . . . → Read More: Don’t weep for me, Mama
Concerns regarding the kind of expenditure that Eid demands start as soon as Ramadan begins. For daily wage workers and households that are able to save little, Eid is more so dreaded. With little opportunity to find employment during the three days that Eid stretches for most households struggle with putting food on the table. . . . → Read More: Breaking the vicious cycle
By Madeeha Ansari
Every day, I shake my finger at a little boy struggling to spray water on the windshield of my car. He is a bite-sized conman who will furiously wet and wipe a perfectly clean sheet of glass within the time it takes for a red traffic light to turn green, . . . → Read More: Children of the streets
“I want to be a doctor. That is my ultimate dream and God willing I will be one day,” says Zainab (name changed), a resident of Lahore’s red light area, Heera Mandi.
The daughter of a former sex worker, 17-year-old Zainab has high hopes and wants to carve a better life for herself. Her middle-aged . . . → Read More: School in Heera Mandi Brings Cathartic Relief to Children
LAHORE: Over 1,000 children participated in the third round of Baby Olympics held in Lahore over the weekend. The three-day event, featuring crawling races, running games, push ball and much more was held at the Mall of Lahore. Starting on Friday, August 26, Baby Olympics was organised by the diaper brand Pampers.
First launched . . . → Read More: Pampers Baby Olympics: Babies’ day out
PESHAWAR, March 29: A new case of polio has been reported in the semi-tribal Frontier Region of Lakki Marwat, as parents continue to refuse vaccination of their children in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata.
. . . → Read More: New polio case traced to refusal of vaccine!
PESHAWAR: A young boy dressed in black bids farewell to other children standing in a queue. The boy, around 12 years old, has his face covered with a black cloth. The children standing in the queue appear to be around four to 10 years of age.
After embracing those bidding him farewell, the young boy . . . → Read More: Video clip captures mock suicide missions
In conflict-affected states, children are being left behind by state and private schooling networks.
Despite widespread commitments on paper to the second Millennium Development Goal – the provision of universal primary education by 2015 – 72 million children remain out of school. More worryingly, 39 million (54 per cent) of these children reside in conflict-affected . . . → Read More: An education in conflict