Mr. Memon knows that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace.
Rotary Pakistan Literacy Mission was formed in 2014 with the objective to make Pakistan totally literate. The mission is to work for Total Literacy and Quality Education in Pakistan with aims to adopt 1,000 government schools in Pakistan to institute educational reforms.
Pakistan today has very low rate of literacy comparing to many other similar countries and it’s rate of literacy amongst female is amongst the lowest in the world.
Rotary is Pakistan has developed a program to focus in various areas of education. The program called TEACH covers:
- Teachers Development,
- E- Learning,
- Adult Literacy,
- Child Development and
- Happy Schools.
A very comprehensive program in each of the focus areas has been developed.
The target is to make interventions in government schools as that is where we can reach the non-going and out of school children. Rotary clubs in Pakistan is actively involved in supporting the program.
Besides TEACH we are also focusing in developing reading habits and creating libraries. Our target is to collect more than a million books and of which we have been able to collect half a million books and created or supported around 400 libraries in schools, colleges and communities.
We have partnered with USAID in Sindh, Balochistan and Northern parts of Pakistan and are working with them to support their reading program.
We are also partnering with various provincial governments to work in schools at grass root level with our mission for total literacy and quality education.
Kings Friendship Campus
He supports education for all children and to fulfill his social obligation he established a primary school Kings Friendship Campus in Winder Baluchistan, to provide quality education for the less privileged. The school provides education to 200 students and is being run by TCF Foundation.
Only a strong believer can turn dreams into reality. During his tenure as President of Rotary Club of Karachi, he succeeded in completing his dream project of the “Rotary Club of Karachi Lyari School” for which a colossal amount of Rs. 40 million was raised (75% of this amount came from Non-Rotarians). His heart and those of fellow Rotarians are gladdened by the fact that 1,600 children are being provided English medium education at the school.