The Garage School

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www.thegarageschool.com

For all those who were criticizing Insiya here may have to do a re-think. I am not sure if that Ball thingy was for this Garage School but Insiya, if she is reading can sure help us out. Found this Garage School video on Google.

In November 1999, Shabina Mustafa’s maid’s daughter was refused admission to the neighbourhood sewing classes. “She cannot read or write”, they said. And thus, the Garage School was formed. This is a documentary about one woman’s dream to provide basic education to society’s poor. It was an idea born out of the desperation she saw amongst the destitute around her. The documentary screened at the 4th Kara Film Festival in 2004.

Read this inspirational story here about a woman who believed in action rather than words unlike others & which unfortunately has become a fashion itself, referring to the seminars that are held in hotels these days.

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8 Comments so far

  1. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

    Great work! The society we live in needs not one Edhi, we need many lil Edhis to do this job.
    Salute these stars who really are the stars in “the making of Pakistan”.


  2. Mona (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 3:23 pm

    Watched this video a few months… Very impressive!!


  3. mansoor (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 3:23 pm

    wow! reminds me of this one person i know.

    i salute you m(r)s shabina!

    we need more ppl like u!


  4. Mona (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 3:28 pm

    Watched this video a few months ago… Very impressive!!


  5. cyberina (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

    great work….Mrs shabina!!


  6. MB (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

    These are the urgent requirements on their website link. If anyone of you can help them out that would sure be great.

    1. A qualified teacher who is fluent in English

    2. One assistant teacher

    3. Sponsors for the above teachers’ salaries

    4. Sponsors for five children to get basic computer training from an institute

    5. More computers

    6. Immunization against cholera/typhoid.

    7. Rental of a Suzuki van at a subsidized rate so that the children can take

    8. field trips to historic sites such as; Chowkandi tombs, Bhambore and visit various factories.

    9. A sponsored trip to Mohenjodaro / Lahore (by air)

    10. Sponsorship of British Council Library to rent educational videos.

    11. Trip to McDonalds (to be sponsored)

    12. Free space in shops to sell their handicrafts.

    13. Skilled professionals to help give vocational training.

    14. Mentor factories to provide on job training to students as apprentices in their establishments.

    15. To adopt a child/family to improve their well being.

    Presently need funds for:

    1. One child will get her tonsils removed soon.

    2. Transport for trips to the hospital as well as field trips.

    3. Admitting children in better schools.

    Sponsorship of one child of GS in D.H.A Neelum Colony Branch:

    Admission Fees Rs. 1200

    Monthly Fees Rs. 190

    Uniform and Shoes Rs. 700

    Books Rs. 500

    Initial Expense Rs. 2590

    Monthly Expense Rs. 200 ( inclusive of stationery and health and hygiene products )

    Sponsorship of one child of GS in NASRA School:

    Admission Fees Rs. 1200

    Monthly Fees Rs. 2200 ( 550 X 4 )

    MISC (Lab and Computer) Rs. 3000

    Uniform and Shoes Rs. 1500

    Books Rs. 500

    Initial Expense Rs. 8400

    Monthly Expense Rs. 200 ( inclusive of stationery and health and hygiene products )

    Total 4 month Expense.


  7. SWA (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 9:13 am

    This is a great personal effort and I commend Ms Shabina Mustafa for taking the initiative. However, http://www.thecitizensfoundation.org is doing similar work on a more massive scale. Do visit their website and find out more about it.

    Pakistan needs more education, and anybody who provides it is a hero.


  8. Captain's Log (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 9:14 am

    A sponsored trip to Mohenjodaro / Lahore (by air) ? I love the energy of the



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