The schools were born out of the need for quality education in Chitral plus Muzafar's zeal and extensive community consultation. Read more in the schools' own reports.
1999 – school inaugurated in Booni, 2 classes and 57 students aged 6/7 in a small rented building. 1 new class joins at lowest age level annually.
2001 – school moved into purpose built building with 7 rooms. 4 computers were funded by the British Council.
2002 – following persistent requests from the community local donations enabled another school to be constructed in Parwak, 15km upstream of Booni.
2005/6 – Star's Land Booni has 8 classes, 198 students and 13 rooms. Parwak has 6 classes and 6 rooms.
© Jam 2007.
UK charity SC 037050.
It must be emphasised how unique Star’s Land schools are in the region. Many schools have been established with a focus on making money (Star’s Land fees are one third of those in comparable local school) and have a narrow approach to education. Other children receive a Quranic education in the mosque, while news agencies have reported that at both government and private schools in the area teachers have been using and renting out students as a manual work force during school hours.
Girls at computers Staff