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Clearing litter on village grounds

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The Star's Land Grammar Schools in the villages of Booni and Parwak were established by forward thinking committed Chitralis. The schools excel in academic achievements and are pioneers in their community ethos:

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Science lesson

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 Emphasis on low fees with scholarships available for the most disadvantaged

 Special encouragement of more girls to school and both Ismaili and Sunni faiths included

 Modern approaches to education embraced including group and presentation work, and activities outside the classroom. Encouraging a cooperative and investigative spirit plus awareness of the environment

 High level of academic achievement

 Particular emphasis on active parental involvement

 High standards of discipline maintained in a relaxed and caring atmosphere

 Focus on creating community activity and participation through committees, mothers' meetings, parents' day, etc.

 Encouragement and provision of basic healthcare and hygiene

The schools are very resourceful with a minimum or resources, making far reaching use of everything available to them. A teacher's wage is around £20 a month while books, chalk, pencils and sports equipment cost pennies or a few pounds.

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The schools' own reports contain more details of their activities and philosophy.

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Schools' own reports Muzafar Future Progress School practice
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