IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD
It takes a village to raise a child - Khanqa
This model pre-school was created by PODA in response of the need of Khanqa's women farmers to have a place where they could leave their small children. It has been dedicated to the memory of Sameena's mother. (Sameena is the founder of PODA.) The school fills two valuable functions: mothers who have to work in the fields can leave their 3-6 year olds rather than keeping older daughters out of school to care for pre-school siblings - and at the same time, the school ensures a balanced meal for the children at least once a day!