Malala Fund purchases land for girls college

“The institution will provide the opportunity for underprivileged children to receive free education,” coordinator Mubashir Hassan said. The coordinator added the college will accommodate 200 students. PHOTO: AFP

SHANGLA: The Malala Fund has purchased 20 kanals of land to set up a girls college in Barkana, which is Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai’s native village in Shangla.

A meeting was held on Sunday at a school in Shangla to discuss the institute’s construction. Speaking on the occasion, Malala Fund’s coordinator Mubashir Hassan confirmed that land had been purchased in the village and said construction work on the project would begin soon.

“The institution will provide the opportunity for underprivileged children to receive free education,” he said. The coordinator added the college will accommodate 200 students.

According to Hassan, land has been purchased for the project with the consent of elders.

A large number of elders who attended the meeting lauded the decision to establish a college in the district.

Published in The Express Tribune

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