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Sadia, a teacher in Abbottabad, Pakistan

Sadia lives in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Thanks to the support she received from UK aid while she was at high school she is now working as a teacher in a local school.


“When I was younger my family couldn’t support my education, the stipend helped me. When I got admission to college I got a job teaching, which supported my studies. Now I teach maths to classes nine and ten”.


“I love teaching. It’s a very good profession because you get respect, and you get a chance to learn more yourself. Because I’m literate, I can educate other girls in my community. I have a motive, which helps me teach these children. My motive is to educate children like myself so they can stand on their own two legs as well.”


The UK government is committed to getting two million more girls into school in Pakistan by 2015. UK aid has already helped more than 590,000 girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stay in school over the last few years by giving them small cash stipends.


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Photo: Vicki Francis/Department for International Development

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Taken on September 15, 2011