In Pakistan, the International Rescue Committee and our partners are working to improve the quality of reading education in 38,000 schools over the next five years. The Pakistan Reading Project will reach millions of primary school children, with a focus on rural communities where access to elementary education is limited. These photos show the reading project underway at a school in the Mughal Market area of Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.
The International Rescue Committee has worked in Pakistan since 1980, providing emergency relief, health care, education, job training and other essential services in communities affected by conflict and natural disaster. Education plays a fundamental role in giving uprooted children the foundation they need to build a strong future for themselves and their communities.