Students at Karachi's Aml-e-Danish School
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Pakistani school charges one rupee fee

Aml-e-Danish school, in one of the poorest areas of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, charges fees of just one rupee (US$0.01).

Its founder, Parveen Rao, says that the cost preserves the children's dignity and self-esteem, preventing them from seeing themselves as charity cases in a country where even government educational institutions charge substantial fees.

The school also runs classes for parents and offers loans to help them obtain qualifications.

Arif Shamim reports.

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