Government Primary School, Wadhnoor(Bahawalpur), is the only Girls school in the village of 300 plus houses. The school consists of 2 rooms and one washroom along with furniture for half of the kids, say the villagers. The community member who takes care of this school says “We only have a girls’ school; there is no school for boys. Even this girls’ school is not up to the mark. It has only two rooms, of which one is in a good condition and the other is locked because of its dangerous condition.”
“If the government provides a building or upgrades it to middle school, I will donate the land. It is really necessary because many girls leave after finishing grade 5 from this school. If one or two girls go to school, they have to travel for 20-25km in order to reach their school daily. Most of the parents here prefer that their girls study closer to home as they don’t have their own means of transportation,” he added.
There are only 36% schools for girls Pakistan-wide.
Untrained and disinterested in the job, many pursue other agendas