A Demolished School and so much More
by Ruqaiya Ramzan
PKSS project in particular, we were able to see videos and photographs of children happily reading books in their new schools, solving mathematical problems on a whiteboard and playing during their break time. Hence, it was extremely saddening to hear about the destruction of one of these schools and the surrounding slum community a few weeks ago. The schools were built to be mobile; if the slum communities moved, the school could be disassembled and moved to a new location. It was one of the key reasons why our team was so excited about this project. What we perhaps did not anticipate was that the slum communities would be given no notice or time to move and be destroyed immediately, along with the school.