Desi Back to Desh

Between airports, airplanes and transit lounges

How much does it take…?

How much does it take to provide cold, clean water

to two and a half thousand students?

Take an old class rooms and worn out desks

And clean them up

Add a bit of sanity,


And color…

Fix broken windows

And cover them with shades


Take an old library

And put books

and tables and chairs


Worn out, lifeless corridors

And fill them with light

Clean up rusting fans

And bathrooms…

How much does it take to give a little bit of TLC when you are sick and wanting for care

And a spoonfull of sugar to help your medicine go down.

Add a conference room

And a lab

Or two

With a schedule


A room to freshen up your soul

And leave your children in peace, while you teach mine

What does it take to bring a child out of darkness

Into the light and put a smile on her face…

SMB Fatimah Jinnah Girls School. A joint project of The Book Group and Zindagi Trust.   

Bringing education to communities, one school at a time.