Haji Khan Zohrani village in district Malir of Karachi, Saira was born to a
lower-middle-class family and she looked destined to follow the path of many
young girls in her village. The community was unconcerned about educating
girls, allowing them to only have a primary education from a government school
nearby before marriage.
HDF-FFBL Elementary & Secondary School for girls was the first of its kind in Union Council Ghaghar Phatak. Free milk, uniforms, books, shoes and bags were provided to each student of the school. More importantly, a quality education was being provided through an educated teaching staff and up-to-date science and computer laboratories.
The school environment appealed to Saira’s parents, and she was able to study there from class 6. In class 8 she participated in a debate competition against other schools in district Malir and attained 3rd position, making her community very proud. Saira was the first girl in her village who finished class 9 with an A grade and she plans to join BEL college Gulshan e Hadeed for an F.A. degree after her matric examination.
“The function of education is to teach one to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. HDF provides all of that. In Ghaghar Phatak, this is one of the best schools for girls in every aspect.”
-Saira Ghulam Rasool