AERO member and Finland IDEC organizer Marko Koskinen has been working on this project for Pakistani children
Social Transformation and Educational Prosperity (STEP) Organization is a community based organization working directly with the grassroot level communities with the methodology of participation and awareness. We envision empowering the ignored and deprived communities.
STEP Organization is registered by the government of Pakistan since 2005. (Registration No. RJSC/FSD/2005/88212)
Presently STEP Organization is working to promote Democratic Education in Pakistan. Our great desire is that Education must be for all. Poverty should not prevent the people from getting a good education and to improve their lives.
Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world (55% according to the United Nations). Pakistan stands 160
th in the World. We have executed a benchmark survey in 25 villages and slum areas of Punjab province, Faisalabad Division to get an understanding and an overview of the situation on education. According to the survey the need for a free education is overwhelming.
We want to provide the free education to the street children who are not able to attend the schools due to poverty. Mosly people have daily wages work, white wash work or keeping donkey carts for the very low income.