From Dawn, a Pakistani newspaper, comes a photo essay on the ‘Flying Classroom,’ a bus that brings school to children in Pakistan who don’t have access to education.
The Flying Classroom started up in October 2011. It is a collaboration between the Pakistani charity Thespianz Foundation and the Goethe Institut, a German cultural mission. The Flying Classroom was inspired by a 1930s German children’s story of the same name.
The bus operates in a poor area of Karachi called Akhtar Colony. In 2010, there were 6.5 million Pakistani children who did not go to school. Half of the population is illiterate.
The Flying Classroom is one small effort to address Pakistan’s education issues.
Go to the source below to see more photos of children ‘flying.’