Learning has no limits in Hafizabad

The documentary explores how the school expanded into a double-storey structure with more classes.


Web Desk August 22, 2013
The documentary explores how the school expanded into a double-storey structure with more classes. PHOTO: FILE

Hafizabad, a small city in the Punjab province, was just another agricultural land known for its rice production. Up till 1964 there was no high school in Hafizabad and people use to go to Gujranwala, which is 48 kilometres away, for high-school studies.

Although the area had some primary schools, none of them imparted quality education. That is when MH Sufi Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1994 to promote and provide quality education in rural areas of Pakistan, built a school with support from Association for Development of Pakistan (ADP).

The documentary Learning Has No Limits in Hafizabad explores how the school, which was just a single-storey small building with few rooms, expanded into a double-storey structure with more classes to incorporate seven grades with three sections each.

“Right now an estimate of the total enrollment is 1,200,” said Chairman MH Sufi Foundation Parvez Sufi.

The video also shows students, parents, staff and the school caretaker describing the benefits the school has brought to the community and how the children respond to their new school both in terms of learning and play.
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This film is part of Pakistan Calling,  www.thersa.org/pkcalling  a UK and Pakistan project by  www.thersa.org and thesamosa.co.uk   please visit www.thersa.org/pkcalling  for more films on Pakistani civil society organisations, social entrepreneurs and individuals www.thersa.org/pkcalling - The RSA and The Samosa launched www.thersa.org/pkcalling to promote constructive cross-cultural dialogue between Britain and Pakistan. Show your support by watching the film

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