Every time Sister Zeph opens the doors of the Zephaniah Free School to its 200 students, she strengthens the chorus of voices for change in her country. Roughly 5.5 million school-aged children in Pakistan are not in school—the second highest number in the world. More than half of Pakistan’s out-of-school children are girls. These are the statistics Sister Zeph is up against.
There was a time when Sister Zeph struggled in isolation with the dangers and challenges of her chosen profession, as the sole teacher for over 100 girls. “I used to cry in my loneliness because every passing day my workload was increasing.”https://www.worldpulse.com/en/global-issues/stories/sister-zeph-classroom-revolutionary?utm_source=World+Pulse&utm_campaign=c916911d8d-September_Community_Bulletin–Community–9_23_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2ba7a2ad38-c916911d8d-415500373