Giving girls a head start
For every year a woman spends in school, her life chances - and those of her children - increase dramatically. Education gives people the head start they need to build a better future, not just for themselves but for generations to come.
It doesn't take a lot to help Amna and other girls get an education that can lift their lives - for good. We're helping communities to build 'model schools' that can withstand floods and have proper sanitation facilities so parents know their daughters' dignity and privacy will be respected. We're training teachers to make lessons more engaging and raise standards in the classroom. And we're working to inspire communities to value education for all their children, girls as well as boys.
And it's having a positive knock-on effect right across the flood-affected district. By sharing the success of these model schools with local government, officials have begun to address the safety concerns and standards of teaching, which has made school more accessible for thousands more girls.
Amna's dreams back on track
The numbers of girls enrolling is increasing day by day as families see the benefits of sending their girls to school. "I want my daughter to study in school for a better future," says Ghulam, Amna's dad, who is delighted that she will have the opportunities he and his older children missed out on.
Now that Amna is back at school, her dream of becoming a teacher is alive and well again. She's already busy persuading other girls that school's the place to be.
"I love to come to school… and if I study then my younger sister will too."
And so, what's been started by a little lift for Amna will keep on lifting other lives for good.