Afghan Refugees Schools in Pakistan
by Farzana Nazli
I want to make a documentary about Refugees Education Program (REP) in Pakistan. There are 15 schools located at different areas in Khyber Pukhtoon Khwa, with an enrollment of about 10000 students from grade 1-12. Previously this program was funded by An American Organization.
As the fundings stopped on September 30, 2010, the whole program was handed over to a local Pakistani Organization without any source of financial support. If the UNHCR has allowed the refugees to stay in Pakistan till December 2010, then who will take care of their Health and Education. Now under the umbrella of only this program, 10000 students are at risk of begging, stealing, taking guns, drugs and involving in child labor.
Through this documentary, the program wants to show the world about the serious problem resulted in the closure of the schools.