TCF’s team recently met with children from the flood-affected village of Khoso in Matiari, Sindh. The team were moved to see the optimism and resilience of the children despite the devastating impact of the floods. Their contagious smiles, sparkle in their eyes and sheer resolve to continue learning in the face of adversity, has given us all the hope.
In early September, the catastrophic floods washed away peoples’ homes and forced a community reliant on farming into displacement, with little to no livelihood. Ms Hifza Samoo, a TCF teacher from the nearby school, kept in touch with her students to support them to return to school once the flood waters recede rather than being forced into child labor.
“The people of Khoso were living in unimaginable conditions,” shares Ms Hifza. “We were afraid that a huge number of children from this community would be forced to drop out so we made sure to regularly check on them.”
Once the schools reopened, all 27 children returned to school. Despite their families losing everything, the children’s education remained a priority – the floods had not broken their spirit or their dreams for a better future.
Every morning, children from this village make their way through broken, flooded roads to their school. There, they experience the joy of learning, discover new things every day and learn about the unlimited potential that each one of them holds within.