Sindh Assembly Deputy Speaker Rehana Lagharai on Monday inaugurated a school in Sumar Parheri village of district Sujawal established under the collaboration of the Sindh government, National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), and Management and Development Foundation (MDF).
The school aims to educate women of different age groups of the otherwise underdeveloped district of the province.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the deputy speaker said it was a revolutionary step towards women empowerment and mass awareness. She added that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led provincial government had taken initiatives for the social development of the people of Sindh by launching different projects.
“Only an educated mother can give a quality upbringing to her child, and this is the key objective of this initiative,” she said and urged villagers to break stereotypes by allowing women to educate themselves.
Kiran Shah, an official of NRSP, said the project was funded by the European Union, adding that around 148 more schools of such kind would be set up across the district. She further said that women’s empowerment was the need of the hour, without which social development could not be achieved.
Firdous Aziz Mirbahar, head of the PPP Ladies Wing, said that she would encourage women of Sujawal district to take admissions in these schools to upskill themselves and play a vital role in the uplift of their families.