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Master Ayub Park School (MAPS) Free education for underprivileged!

Free of cost education for underprivileged deserving children from Grade 1 to 10- building concepts through IT and solid syllabus.

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Almost 28 years ago Sir Ayub started to educate the underprivileged children of his community in a public park which initially had two children and has in a time span of 18 years transitioned into a hub for 200 students to come and study in the same park every evening. Master Ayub has since then selflessly dedicated all of his time and resources to the education and grooming of these children. Most of children can not afford education and hence resort to child labor to support families. Every evening these students set out from their homes, weary from the day's labors, yet with eyes gleaming at the prospect of learning more. They dream of a brighter future and work with unparalleled dedication and resolve. However, there are some things that are just out of their control. The school is short staffed and desperately requires volunteers and funding. Every day these children sit down under the blazing sun upon the scorching tiles of the local park and wait for a teacher to call them and teach them more. We plan on to give the school a proper building which awaits funds. A roof/shelter under which these students can enjoy equivalent facilities as are enjoyed by the children of rich.


School caters to poor children indiscriminately and caters to children coming from all walks of life; the only condition being that they can't afford education otherwise. The 200 students enrolled have a desire to study but unfortunately have to miss the school at times- either because of rain or scorching heat . With a proper school we expect to eliminate such problems and increase enrollment.

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Pursuing a minor in Public Management I am well versed about the public sector of my country. Since my joining the school has seen from 4 volunteers last summers to 80 applicants for volunteers this summers. I have the experience of external relations which can help me further achieve the mission for the school if we are allocated funds. I started donation drives in different universities and colleges; which have helped us in purchasing small utilities like black boards from the little funds.


I, Abdur Rahman (L), am currently studying in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), one of the top institutes of Pakistan. Alongside, I am head of the management team at MAPS and manage the meager funds we receive and also recruit volunteers. I am involved in the planning and development.


  • Yes, I have implementation capacity and am interested in and able to make this idea real in my community.

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