Slum School by Rohayl Varind (Me) is Pakistan’s First Solar Night School located in Faisalabad. Slum School is an attempt to educate children living in slums of Pakistan. It’s an attempt to win war against poverty, illiteracy & terrorism.

It’s an alternative education system for 23 million out of school children living in Pakistan. Most of these children works whole day & gets free at night. Our school starts around 7 PM after sunset so these students can easily join us after their work which usually ends before this time.

Slum School is a system of education designed for the deserving yet underprivileged students. Since its inauguration in 2016, it is teaching more than 100 students with free provisions of food, bags, books, clothes, sports items and stationary in the slum of Faisalabad.

The school not only teaches the basics to children from underprivileged backgrounds but also teaches them basic ethics and etiquette. There are also some other engaging activities Family Days, Sports Days, Ice Cream days, Mango Parties, Eid Milan Parties, Arts Classes etc the school has tried to keep the students interested. There are also distribution ceremonies where students are given chocolates, biscuits, clothes, food and other gifts.

The classes take place outdoors with just a whiteboard for the teacher to write on and a piece of cloth for the students to sit and learn. Rohayl (I) has taken it upon himself to go to the school for at least two hours on a daily basis.

The quality of education at the Slum School is in no way enough to negate the need for a formal education, but the effort alone is commendable. Rohayl Varind (I) also argues that “the main motive is to bring knowledge and basic level education to otherwise deprived children and adults, who would not be having even an inkling of or just meager knowledge or education otherwise”.

Rohayl Varind (I) teaches in his (My) Slum School at night by using solar fans & solar nights. These special classes are conducted for students who are involved in child labour and returns home after sunset. Moreover parents of our students also attends these night classes.

Slum School has also been featured by numerous International Media, Pakistani news channels & news papers including BBC News Urdu, BBC News Hindi, BBC News Punjabi, VOA Urdu, Gulf News, ARY News, 7 News, City 41, Abb Takk News, Express News, 24 News, BOL News, ARY News Blogs, Daily Pakistan, FM 103, BOL News, FM 94, Metro One News, Jang Newspaper, etc. Now, Slum School hopes to spread this concept further around the country and encourage other people to take part as well. When asked about how he supports his venture and how should people contact him if they want to contribute, he said that there are no permanent donors.

Moreover, we don’t take cash donations from anyone and would prefer if people buy a board and a market themselves and start teaching unprivileged kids around them, like their maids, the security guards, their children, and so on.

About Me (Rohayl Varind) – Founder of Slum School

Founder of Slum School (Pakistan’s First Solar Night School)

-Founder of Pakistan’s First Labour School

-Titled as “Super Hero of Pakistan” by Neo News in 2018

-Creator of Pakistan’s First Solar Bags (Our Solar School Bags helps and support not only 1 child but whole family. As our solar bags has long lasting battery with 2 bright bulbs with long wires.)

-Winner of World Summit Youth Award 2014-2015 (World’s Biggest Youth Award)

-Featured in Commonwealth Young Achievers Book 2015-16 (A book by one of the largest and most diverse youth-led international organisations. Representing 1.2 billion young people from across 53 countries of the Commonwealth.)

-Pakistan’s First Male – Jury Member & Ambassador of World Summit Awards (To date more than 178 countries are actively involved. World Summit Awards events are held in USA, Mexico, Canada, Austria, Brazil etc.)

-Pakistan’s First – Jury Member of WSA Young Innovators Award 2017

-Invited by International Olympic Committee for Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, alongside the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

-Founder & President of Wall of Humanity (A simple public wall transform into a social welfare center. Recently it went viral in India)

-One of the First Pakistani to be featured by BBC News Punjabi

-Featured on the Front Page of Gulf News (UAE’s one of the most read newspaper)

-Featured by BBC News Urdu, BBC News Hindi, BBC Radio, Voice of America, Gulf News

-Federal Minister of Pakistan, Ahsan Iqbal has recognized his efforts and offered him the services of the planning commission.

-One of the First Pakistani to receive award in Brazil.

-Invited to several national conferences, seminars, events as motivational speaker.

-Organiser of one of the biggest student protests in the history of Faisalabad.

-Founder of one of the first project that was featured by BBC News Punjabi as “Video of the week”.

-Finalist of mBillionth Award 2015 (One of the most influential & leading platform to explore, recognize & honor the best practices in Mobile & Telecom Industry across South Asia.)

More info: SlumSchool.org

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Teaching at Pakistan’s First Solar Night School (Slum School by Rohayl Varind)

Teaching at Pakistan’s First Solar Night School (Slum School by Rohayl Varind)

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Teaching at Pakistan’s First Solar Night School (Slum School by Rohayl Varind)

Teaching at Pakistan’s First Solar Night School (Slum School by Rohayl Varind)

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Self Defense Training at Pakistan’s First Solar Night School (Slum School by Rohayl Varind)