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By: Juvenile Dignitaries

Together Towards Education & Heritage Revival

The society and culture of Pakistan comprises numerous diverse cultures and ethnic groups. But unfortunately over the years it has been noticed that the influential media and the development race of towards the MDGs is contributing to the recession of the involvement of the youth in own culture, it has also contributed to the degradation of the individual interest in own heritage and a remarkable increase in the exposure to the outer glimmering world. It is undoubtedly a moment of concern that the youth of Pakistan is losing interest in own heritage, in the beauty of own sunrise, the musky smell of own soil, the shine of own moon nights and of course the wrinkles of own people developed over the years. It is also a pity that in the race of developing over the years we have run too fast in the race that we left behind those who still dwell in the under developed zones, the farflung areas of Pakistan. We even forgot that educating them is essential as well. Considering both the facts the Juvenile Dignitaries landed up with the project TEHZEEB. Tehzeeb is basically aimed at utilizing the idea of cultural revival for provision of education to the needy suppressed future of Pakistan, the street kids.

The aims defined by behind the Tehzeeb are as follows:

Creating an opportunity for admitting street/needy children at primary schools

Provision of Books to the needy kids during the new academic sessions .

Joining the education development with the youth and heritage revival.

Getting the youth masses on one platform

Inculcating in youth the value of their heritage

Giving masses a chance to explore the artist in them

Developing the sympathetic sense of individuals for the rest of the society

Brining a new wave of affection for the motherland.

Provision of platform for the depiction of the culture and heritage of Pakistan

Tehzeeb is a two phased project and hence would be delivered in two basic steps.

In the Pictography Campaign the Team Juvenile Dignitaries shall visit the educational institutions, and the youth bulged zones and deliver the concept of Tehzeeb. This shall invite the youth to register for the campaign for a minimal fee and thus a time frame of one week from the day of registration shall be given to the individuals for submission of their work which has to be related to the theme i.e. Tehzeeb

The pictures and videos shall then be submitted for the mass view to the Juvenile Dignitaries web page and partners websites . Each picture or video upload shall once again charge a valuable minimal amount.


Each penny gained in the head of volunteer registration and the picture submissions shall contribute to admitting of children to schools and getting them books. To maintain transparency the web page would be constantly updated with the data of number of children being benefitted by Tehzeeb.

The initial time span for the project Tehzeeb is divided into two halves.

SHORT TERM: in the short term the project Tehzeeb aims at rapid gain for achieving the initial target admitting 50 kids to schools and provide them books so as to deliver the cause for the current academic session. Hence the short term span estimated is 3

months. And during this span Tehzeeb shall focus more on the second half of the aim(s)

LONG TERM: in the long term the project Tehzeeb largely aims at achieving bigger targets while includes ;

To get a Maximum Number of Needy/Street Kids into the Schools . ( New Admissions ) Support Families whose children are already Studying in schools but cannot carry on due to economical Problems To Sponsor Government schools in providing quality Education . Teacher Training in the Rural Areas . Parents awareness Programs , regarding Education of their kids and coming up with concrete solutions which would help them in earning a living for themselves. Involving the Youth in Tehzeeb is the first Priority . The Rural and the Urban Youth are to be Brought on a single platform so that they can work Together for the betterment of the society in the field of Education , Social welfare ,different awareness Programs .


The stake holders in the project Tehzeeb are the Juvenile Dignitaries, Educational Institutions and all the individuals willing to contribute to the cause of retaining Pakistans Heritage and Educating the deprived.

Whereas the beneficiaries of the project Tehzeeb are none other than the needy, deprived kids who shall be admitted at schools and provided with the prescribed syllabi books. The individuals who will get the opportunity to show case their talent as the Photographers and the analyzers of the word Culture. And moreover the highest beneficiary of Tehzeeb is the motherland herself, who would be beautifully showcased through the lens of the individuals.

Tehzeeb as a project has no prerequisites except for one that is


As the success of the project is solely dependent upon the affection that the individuals are willing to pay to Tehzeeb which aims at showcasing the original culture of Pakistan and Educating the deprived lot around.

Background of the Educational system and Educational Institutes of Baluchistan Balochistan is home to the largest number of school buildings that are falling apart. It also has the least number of educational institutions, the lowest literacy rate among both males and females, the lowest ranking in the Gender Parity Index (GPI) and the smallest presence of private educational institutes in the country, according to the recently issued National Economic Survey (NES). According to the survey, 8.6 percent out of the 10,381 educational institutions in the province are in a 'dangerous' condition. About 24.7 percent of these need major repairs while 36.6 percent require minor repairs. Only 30.2 percent are in satisfactory conditions. About six percent of the schools in Balochistan do not have buildings, nine percent lack electricity, 12 percent are devoid of clean drinking water and 11 percent are without proper latrine. According to the Economic Survey of Pakistan (2009-10) Balochistan lags behind in terms of the literacy rate, which is 46 per cent as compared to 59 per cent in Punjab,

56 per cent Sindh and 49 per cent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Gender Parity Index (GPI), as defined in the Economic Survey of Pakistan, is the ratio of females enrolment to the males enrolment. A GPI of more than one indicates that in proportion to every male in the school, there is more than one female. The GPI index score for Balochistan is 0.35 which is lower than Punjab (0.69), Sindh (0.61) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (0.49). As part of the gender divide in education, there is a vast difference in the literacy rate between the urban and rural areas of Balochistan. These unequal divides on the basis of gender and area suggest that a sizable portion of the population has not been given the opportunity of obtaining education and is thus not fully active in the process of development.

The recent phase of unrest that started with the murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti in 2006 took an ugly turn when the teachers came under attack and many were killed. These killings had associated chain reactions. Teachers who came from other provinces suddenly found they were unsafe and started applying for transfers. According to one estimate more than 70 faculty members of the University of Balochistan have submitted transfer applications. This is a huge number given that there are only 200 faculty members in all. A sudden and en masse departure of qualified faculty will have a serious effect on the quality of education.

Besides the university, a number of colleges are now also closed. The school system has stopped working, for even those that remain open are practically dysfunctional because of the absence of faculty members and very low student attendance.

This is a disturbing situation that has a direct impact on Balochistans younger generation. Long closures of educational institutions, the sudden departure of qualified faculty, the very intolerant attitude towards other ethnic groups and a threatening environment on campus will have a negative impact on the academic scene.

Balochistan, which is already lagging behind in terms of development, needs innovative initiatives to cope with the educational challenges of quantity, quality and fair distribution on the basis of gender and the rural-urban divide. Such initiatives were launched a couple of decades ago with the help of foreign funding agencies and

had some positive outcomes for students and teachers. All of them have now, unfortunately, come to a halt.

The local teachers and students have tremendous potential. What they need is exposure to quality education and professional experience. It is through education that Balochistan can realise the dream of sustainable socio-economic development that promises enhanced political awareness and a creative means for exploring the freedom of expression and ideas. But education that ensures such dreams can take place only on campuses with peaceful classroom interactions, where disagreement can be shown in an agreeable manner and where teachers are respected and considered important. Some Facts and Figures : The Province is Sub-Divided into 30 Districts . Districts with lowest literacy Rates are : Mushakhel 14 % Nasirabad 15 % Kohlu 17 % Jhal Magsi 17 % Kharan 19% Awaran 20 % Killa Saifullah 24 % Jafferabad 25 %

90 percent of the Rural Females are illiterate . Almost All districts have literacy Rates below 50 %.

Project Tehzeeb was voluntarily started from the Captial of Baluchistan , Quetta . Just a few Kms away from the city we targeted one of the slums by following the kids who used to pick up waste from roads . 10 families are residing in that area and we got 22 kids both male and female and by getting voluntary donations and arranging fund raisers we got all their kids into the nearby school, provided them with uniforms , books and paid the school fee of 6 months . The total cost per kid per month is 500 and it varies from area to area . Getting them into schools is not the tough part but the problems being faced here is to sponsor them in the long term . The number of kids are increasing day by day as people are getting to know of Tehzeeb so every single person here would want us to admit their kids in to schools and help them in getting

Education . As mentioned above in the long term targets we will be arranging and working on training programs plus we are in contact with young volunteers who are willing to teach in the primary schools for free .

This place is Called Killi Gul Mohammad just a few kms away from the city of Quetta , Baluchistan . ( We started From here )