When children are unable to access school by all other means, the only option left is to take the school to them. This was the motivation of Dosti Welfare Organization behind the Dosti Mobile School Project. DWO works with children who are living and working on the streets and on dumpsites and are deemed `too challenging` by the rest of the society because they are the citizens who other people have given up on. These children are often under the influence of cannabis, gambling, and begging and school is never an option to them.
Dosti Mobile School Project plays a vital role in achieving the goal of reaching out to these children in Peshawar. It is a package of teaching methods, fun activities, and games, which contains all the materials that are necessary to build a temporary school whenever and wherever needed and is equipped with different teaching aids like LCDs, tabs, whiteboard, small desks, books, copies, pencils, toys, and first aid box to cope with small injuries while playing.
Through this Project, DWO’s trustworthy teachers and young energetic volunteers reach out to the underprivileged children to find a way out through education and bring some fun in their lives. The aim is to give them basic education through activity-based learning. With a constructive approach, the children are offered a chance to reflect on their identity and situation in a positive environment.
Despite being in its initial stages, the idea of Dosti Mobile School has taken around the Peshawar city to spread the light of education in five different locations. Every day, it is met with big smiles and lots of laughter and enjoyment. It does not matter if someone has never been to school or they belong to neglected communities, casts or religion, whatever their background is, they are always welcomed and they always feel positive at the end of the session.