Disadvantaged young people in Karachi, Pakistan who protected their school and community from contaminated water were recognised with a national Design for Change 2010 Award. Students at the Trust-supported Developments for Literacy (DIL) school put a stop to illness and injuries by repairing an open gutter in their neighbourhood.
One of only five winning schools across Pakistan, the Dr Mah Siddiqi Junior School was competing against 1,500 others for the award encouraging students to put their ideas into action to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. The school won the easiest to replicate category.
“While the other winning entries included videos and photos, ours was a simple handwritten entry,” said Zeba Shafi, DIL Regional Program Manager.
A British Asian Trust charity partner, DIL provides quality education to disadvantaged children, especially girls, by establishing and operating schools in the underdeveloped regions of Pakistan.
“We are so proud of this DIL school and its talented students,” said Rabia Nusrat, Trust Programme Manager. “The award is a tribute to the remarkable young people involved and testimony to the significant impact that DIL makes.