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Calgary Dentist Helps Build Schools for Girls in Pakistan

Ranchlands Dental has been proud to support the clinic’s founding Calgary dentist, Dr. Noor Jaffer with his international charitable efforts, in particular co-founding the organization, IREAD or the Institute for Rural Education and Development. According to Dr. Jaffer mentioned in an article by Radio Canada International:

“IREAD donates all the materials for the schools. The community provides the land and the labour. Once the school is built, the community is responsible for the ongoing operations. Dr. Jaffer says modest school fees are charged, but there is a scholarship fund in case of hardship.

IREAD’s school projects have been embraced by the villagers. Dr. Jaffer says in one village the people were so anxious to have an early childhood school that they offered the village mosque to house the learning centre. When Dr. Jaffer refused, the villagers carved a new piece of land for the school out of the mountainside.”

To read the full article and listen to the radio interview, click here

To learn more about IREAD and how you can help, click here

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