Education is one of the most effective agents of change in society. When a child is able to go to school today, he or she sets off a cycle of positive change. But, thousands of children in Kashmir lack access to education and can’t even write their own names. Moreover, underprivileged children are hugely vulnerable to dropping out of schools. An educated child stays away from an early marriage and is empowered to stand up against exploitation. As children grow, they are able to make better choices for themselves and influence the communities they live in. This transforms their present life and ensures a secure future for them.
HELP Foundation, J&K has made a considerable impact in quality of education in rural Kashmir by supporting government and privately run schools. Our structured training programs have vastly covered teachers in various districts of Kashmir. The infrastructural developments in schools through Computer lab installations, science lab establishments and libraries have helped people across Kashmir to learn the contemporary educational trends and techniques.
We have been focused in providing free quality education to marginalised and poor children by sponsoring them at various stages of education. Orphan education sponsorships have helped us in retaining the social fabric, as our program encourages supporting orphans while they stay with their guardians and discouragement of orphanage culture has helped effective and result oriented spending on orphan education.
HELP has besides supported several schools across valley and got its own school established in frontier district Kupwara. The school has been named after a renowned Islamic scholar of international fame; Anwar Shah Kashmiri hailing from same area where the school is currently functional.
Some of the initiatives/projects that HELP has nurtured in the field of education are listed under: