THE FACTS

According to UNICEF statistics, Pakistan’s Adult Literacy Rate is 54.9%. Already one of the lowest rates in the world, the situation for women is even worse. Only 45% are able to identify and write their name – the only two criteria to be considered literate according to UNICEF. Such circumstance in a country vast of resources and craftsmanship, is a true inhibitor to greater growth of Pakistan and improvement of living conditions for millions of Pakistanis.

ANUM SCHOOL

Most of us take education for granted. For women in Pakistan it remains a big challenge caused by several reasons such as weakness of the government schooling system and gender discrimination. Anum School was founded 30 years ago thanks to a brave woman who decided to install a medical camp in a neighbourhood where women did not have access to healthcare. She quickly realized those women never received an education and decided to transform the camp into a school. She had to fight for years to legitimate the need for her little school, for girl education.

THE PROGRAM

After having lived and worked, thus bonded with the country and people, we knew we wanted to do more than just produce and leave with our perfect bags without looking back. Simply partnering up with an NGO and transferring an amount to Pakistan, was not an option either. We wanted to find a project where we have direct insight into the investment being made.

OUR VISION STATEMENT

STRUCTURE – CAPACITY – CONTINUITY

*information are to be taken as objectives subjected to the hypothesis that Buckle & Seam keeps growing its current growth at a constant pace

OUR VISION STATEMENT

STRUCTURE – CAPACITY – CONTINUITY

1

Covering 100% of the running costs of the school. Improve the lighting system and the classroom environment.

2

Hiring more teachers, provide higher quality books and improve the overall curriculum

3

Renting a bigger facility in order to welcome more children

4

Purchase our own school to be able to welcome twice as many students


*information are to be taken as objectives subjected to the hypothesis that Buckle & Seam keeps growing its current growth at a constant pace

STABILITY

Due to the limited and infrequent funds through friends and family, the school has not been able to make significant investments into the betterment of the infrastructure. Such as: renting more rooms, hiring more teachers, or affording necessary school instruments and uniforms for the children. We have decided to partner up and help this little microcosm improve and spread. How? We committed to give part of our revenue per bag sold to Anum School. Help us in our journey!

DEVELOPMENT

Today, Anum school receives more than 67 students per year. They learn how to read, count, and write. They get History lessons, learn about science, English but also about basic hygiene, tolerance, and respect. The community is thankful for the opportunity to send their children to school for a minimal contribution. Moreover, the high quality of education has made a name for itself so that the school can not nearly accommodate all the demand it faces.