Taaleem For All!
Dr Asad Khan
6 September 2008
A press conference was held on Thursday evening to mark the start of the London leg of a fundraising tour to support the charity ‘Taaleem For All’. Charity President, and famous Pakistani singer, Jawad Ahmed spoke in front of a number journalists from around the country to talk about the progress the charity had made, and what was required in order to see the charity grow and become a further success in the future.
The event was held at the Lahori Dreams restaurant in London and gave Jawad Ahmed a chance to talk about the 14 primary schools that have already been set up in Pakistan to help educate children, aged between 4 and 5 years, who currently live in deprived rural areas where resources are scarce. He explained how there were on average 40 children to one teacher in a typical class and how the education being provided would be based on a syllabus being used in schools nationwide, thereby giving the children every opportunity to enter into further education at a later stage.
Mr Ahmed, who graduated as a Mechanical Engineer himself before entering into a career in music, explained how the majority of the financing of the school projects came from voluntary donations from the general public, and how it was important that this continued in order for the charity to grow. He did, however, state that he was also in the process of trying to seek support from local government, and with this hoped to establish a number of schools across the country (the majority of schools are currently located in rural districts in the state of Punjab).
Jawad Ahmed will be appearing on Telethons on DM Digital and Prime TV this weekend to promote and raise funds for the charity.
Donations can also be made via the charity’s website: