“All human beings are equal. There should not be a difference of rich and poor at least in education,” says Nasreen, a mother of five children, 3 boys and 2 girls. The family lives in Bahawalpur. “Education is becoming the sole domain of rich people as only the rich have access to quality education. The poor can’t bear the expenses of even copies and pencils,” says Nasreen.
Talking about her love for education, she says, “I’ve a matriculation certificate. I have always wanted a good quality education for my children. To do this my husband and I work hard. My husband used to work in the vegetable market. These days he works as a security guard in Lahore.”
“I’m happy now as my children are getting higher education. One of my daughters is completing M.Phil and one of my sons is a pharmacist. All other are studying. We have sold half of our house for the education of our children.”
“Every mother has a dream of education for her children. Some mothers can’t send their children to school because they don’t have enough money to bear the expenses. It’s the responsibility of the government. It should give quality education to all children. I wish this dream of every mother could be realised,” says Nasreen.
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