About The Cause
Project Naltar started as a volunteer program in 2013 with a view to improve the standard of education in Naltar, a small village in Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan. The village had come to limelight in 2010 when one of the local boys shot to fame by becoming the first winter Olympian for his country.
In its first year, the volunteers mainly supplemented the teaching effort in the existing schools with volunteers honour university students. The project has undergone a radical change since then in its approach to achieve its goal. Currently ten full time teachers, including a fully trained Montessori teacher and one male teacher for basic religious training, and a helper have been engaged to conduct the classes. Local Health Department has been kind enough to allow the use of its two abandoned buildings.
The school, which formally started off on 2nd May, 2015 stopped admissions just ten days after its opening. At 90 kids, the project ran out of space, and had to regretfully turn back new arrivals. This year, the school opened its doors for admission on 15th March, 2016 with a total of 194 students, all receiving a completely free education. With this education each child receives stationary/writing materials, books, wool socks and caps, hygiene kit and incentive gifts for regular attendance.