A Story Of Four Siblings Who Wanted to Go to School
--by ShanKhan, posted Sep 21, 2016
I told my mom if they come again then wake me up. The next day, they came again but a little later. Mom woke me up and this is how I met these sweet kids. They just said " We want to study in your school", I smiled and said, "Kids! I don't have any school, but I will enroll you in a good school".
I went to their home and met their father. He told me that his kids: (Aneela, Shahzad, Saad and Nawab) want to get to a standard school but he can't afford their educational expenses. He added that he works at a vegetable mart early in the morning and hardly earns $4 to $5 a day by which he hardly covers home expenditures. He later expressed his feelings "I am ashamed that being a father I can't fulfill my children's wishes".
I told him that's what "The Shadow" is for. He looked at the sky, took a deep breath and smiled with tears in his eyes. I enrolled his kids in school. :) By the grace of Allah Almighty now they are school going children.
The Shadow is an organization established by me, which provides lifetime educational support and skills training to street children, youth, religious institute's students and senior citizens of the society. I run it from my pocket money and with local community help.