The government of Pakistan supports the politics of privatization of education, which results in high tuition fees for the parents. Because of these politics, it has become very difficult for the lower income group to let their children attend classes in primary school. The number of government schools in the country that offer free education is small, often of bad quality and the number of schools certainly is not in proportion to the need of the poorest layers of the population. The private schools, though, ask tremendous sums for tuition fees and are totally out of reach for; a large population group, amongst who are the poor and the minorities.
Usually we see idealists start to teach primary education in the streets of the slums of big cities to small groups of children of minorities. When this is successful and the number of pupils grows rapidly, Inter Help will give assistance. We help building a school that often will be used as church or hospital as well, and as a house for the head master. In acceptance of children for these schools, no difference is made on the basis of race, religion or descent. The basis of these projects is that the community will take care of the exploitation.
In this way several schools were build, and are now successfully functioning. The average capacity of a school is about 150 pupils. The More with less project will assist this low budget school project. It is a simple program that consists of the building of schools in places where the initiatives of the local community already has been taken. For less than € 16.000,- we will build a primary school where 100 to 150 children can go to school daily. Dependent of the place and the local initiatives, often a multifunctional aim of the building is looked for, which can vary from school-First Aid post, primary-adult education etc.