Our role does not end when a student graduates — we also help our students achieve a college place and a career. We provide career counselling that covers everything: choosing the right career; selecting the correct higher education course and applying and interviewing for a position. At CARE, we ensure each child gets the best start in life.
In 1990 CARE set up an industrial home to provide employment opportunities. Local people would make beautiful handmade crafts, giving them an opportunity to earn an income. Any profit would go towards educating CARE’s children. Today, the Enterprise Education Department provides employment opportunities to those who might otherwise be unemployed.
Our story starts in 1988. Horrific floods had devastated the Sheikhupura district of Punjab and concerned citizens came together to rebuild the flood victims’ homes. The citizens noticed there was no school. Without education, they thought, children will be deprived of the opportunity to flourish. And so it began. Collecting donations from locals in the village of Iqbal Town, Sheikhupura, the citizens were able to start a school providing free education to the poor. On the first day over 250 children registered. Read more…..
We want our students to have the best career prospects. That’s why our students are now taught English, which gives them the best opportunities in a global marketplace. This is just one way that CARE does more than just educate our students, we prepare them for a great career and a give them the best opportunities for a brighter future.
CARE has a Teacher Training Centre in Shadman, Lahore where we provide training to our own teachers as well as government teachers that work in CARE-administered schools. Teachers are taught: classroom management; lesson planning; interactive teaching; creative writing and more.