Lahore: Rubina Shakeel, the lady who determined to offer again all that she thought she owed to her nation. Having being despatched overseas for research on scholarship by the federal government, Rubina thought that if our authorities is poor and might’t educate everybody, she must play her half.
“Since childhood, I’ve had this want that I need to do one thing for this nation. After I obtained completed with my research I spotted that there are lots of kids round me who’re dwelling with out schooling. 17 years in the past, I began this journey from my home’s porch with 5 college students. At the moment after 17 years, greater than 4,000 kids are getting freed from value schooling by way of us.”
However no nice mission ever comes with out difficulties.
“However after I began this, I didn’t know that the bills are going to succeed in this stage as a result of I solely wished to show. I didn’t have an concept that when a toddler fall sick, I should get him medication additionally. If a toddler faints, I’ll discover out that he’s hungry since final evening so I may even should prepare dinner meals, if they don’t seem to be wholesome then I’ve to feed them additionally, and to deliver confidence I’ve to get the nice academics too. When all these issues got here, the bills elevated. I began reaching out to individuals, and so they cooperated. Proper now, we’ve got eight constructing faculties greater than 9 slum areas.
However then, when the charities fell quick Rubina needed to provide you with one thing that would assist her hold her dream alive.
“We began with charity however when the bills weren’t met then I puzzled what might be completed now then one in all my associates recommended lets work on trash. By promoting trash I spotted I can fulfill bills. Then I went to numerous faculties and did consciousness applications and instructed folks that the day by day trash produced in your own home like water bottles, pizza packing containers, chips packets, consumers. Then we began gathering trash and promoting it. One time’s trash obtained bought for 35 rupees with which I purchased numerous pencils/ I spotted one thing can occur by way of this. I researched that in a single month if one home collects dry trash for us, it sells for about 400-500 rupees. Proper now I’ve 4 vehicles which gather trash from completely different areas. My whole expenditure is of 30 lacs out of which over 10 lacs is being collected by way of dry trash.”
The place there’s a will, there’s a approach Rubina feels with everybody’s assist she will do much more.
“I really feel that in each a part of my nation the place there kids should not in a position to examine attributable to lack of faculties, I open it there. Even when one space will get collectively and provides me all their dry trash, I can open up many extra faculties like this.”