Hunza: A Paradise of High Literacy and Gender Equality in a remote corner of Pakistan

Hunza: A Paradise of High Literacy and Gender Equality in a remote corner of PakistanBy Palash Ghosh

Dawn, an English-language Pakistani daily, reported that one of the principal factors behind Hunza\’s stupendous literacy figures traces back to the educational advocacy efforts of the Aga Khan III, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah. In the early part of the 20th century, he persuaded the mirs [rulers] of Hunza state to educate their peoples. By 1946, 16 “Diamond Jubilee” schools were established in the Valley, followed by a decision from the Pakistani government to open up public schools in the Northern regions, including Hunza. In 1983, Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, introduced The Academy, a high-quality school (including dormitory facilities) exclusively for girls in Hunza. By the early 1990s, the government created “community schools” in Hunza, including the Al-Amyn Model School in the village of Gulmit, which permitted the students\’ families to participate in lessons.

via Hunza: A Paradise Of High Literacy And Gender Equality In a Remote Corner Of Pakistan.

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