Education beats poverty: one extra year of schooling increases a person’s earnings by up to 10%

Providing Vocational Training for One Lady Costs
Rs 30,000

KGNWT has donated over Rs 12.5m / £75,000 / $125,000 / AED 465,000 to the Memon Industrial & Technical Institute in Korangi, Karachi, for the construction of a women’s vocational wing.

Every year, over 12,000 ladies are trained in different trades which enables them to do work and earn a dignified living, taking themselves and their families out of poverty. In addition, KGNWT has also started a vocational tailoring course for ladies at its office. KGNWT has also donated nearly Rs 2.3m / £14,000 / $24,000 / AED 85,500 for the construction of the Madrasa Peer Mahal Toba Tek Singh in Punjab where not only can the local community offer prayers but their children can also get a religious education.

In addition, KGNWT has donated over Rs 200,000 / £1,200 / $2,000 / AED 7,400 to Bahria University & Medical College for educational scholarships and nearly Rs 3.3m / £20,000 / $34,000 / AED 122,700 to a number of deserving students for educational purposes.

Why Education is important

  • empowers children and adults alike to become active participants in the transformation of the society they live
  • is a passport to human development
  • open doors and expand opportunities and freedoms.
  • fostering peace, democracy and economic growth as well as improving health and reducing poverty
  • beats poverty: one extra year of schooling increases a person’s earnings by up to 10%
  • reduces child mortality: a child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past age five
  • contributes to improved maternal health: women with higher levels of education are more likely to seek health care and support

Providing Vocational Training for one lady costs
Rs 30,000