University of Glasgow Centre for International Development
Francis Doherty is one of the directors and co-founder of Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) Pakistan. Francis and his wife Maria Paola Doherty, Director Donor Engagement and co-founder of FESF have lived in Pakistan for 31 years. Maria has 30 years’ experience in the field of education and child development.
“In Pakistan there are 1.25 million deaf children of school age, yet less than 2% attend school! Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) is seeking to bridge this gap via its Deaf Reach Program. Seven Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centres provide free education for deaf students and are located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah and Lahore.
In Pakistan, Deaf Reach is the only branch network of schools reaching out into rural areas for special needs children. Facilities cover all academic (KG-College) and vocational costs, inclusive of free pick and drop transport in a 40 km. radius, healthy snacks, books and stationery, uniforms and excursions.”
This will be a unique opportunity to hear Francis and Maria Doherty talk about their charitable work on the education of profoundly deaf children in Pakistan.
The lecture will be followed by refreshments. This is a FREE event and open to the public.
When: Tuesday, 19 July 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)
Where: Sir Charles Wilson Building, Basement Seminar Room – 1 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12