A Pakistani woman who runs slum school by selling scrap

August 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Yousuf Raza Gilani Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) A woman in Pakistan runs a school for 1,800 slum children with money collected from selling trash.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday announced a Rs.1 million help for the woman’s selfless effort to help the deprived children education.

Gilani Monday said he was moved by the narrative of Rubina Qureshi, who was running the school for 1,800 poor children in Lahore and collected money by herself gathering junk from the peoples’ houses to sell to generate funds.

Rubina Qureshi said she went from house to house to pick up the commodities which were of no use and then sold these to provide free education and books to the slum children.

She suggested that all posh localities should fund schools for the children living in slums.

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