Abdul Kalam, a young man from Khipro tehsil in Sanghar district, is providing free IT education to the people of his village who lost their businesses and agricultural lands in Pakistan’s flash floods.
Kalam stated that he wants to help people by teaching those skills that will allow them to earn money online through freelancing platforms.
“We’ve set up a computer lab where we teach graphic designing, web development, coding etc.,” Abdul said. “Rural areas have a low literacy rate compared to the cities, if they learn the skills in their village they don’t need to leave their homes,” he added.
According to Abdul Kalam, he graduated from Sindh University in 2020. In Hyderabad, he owns a small IT company.
It is worth noting that devastating floods in Pakistan have submerged one-third of the country, displacing over 30 million people and forcing over 600,000 into relief camps.
Many of the hardest hit areas are among Pakistan’s most vulnerable, with children already suffering from high rates of hunger and insufficient access to water and sanitation.
Pakistani engineers are donating their time to help victims of the monsoon floods. Professional and student engineering organizations have donated food, water, tents, and medical supplies, and they are still looking for donations to help them continue their work.
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