To promote girl’s education in his locality, a 29-year-old rickshaw driver from Peshawar is providing free rides to schoolgirls. Arab Shah, a rickshaw driver from his hometown, offers free pick-up and drop-off services to girls.
For the past six years, he has provided free service. He said to a local TV program that he provides free service to approximately 100 girls every day, which costs him Rs.500.
“My sisters did not have a facility for transportation, therefore they were unable to complete their school,” he stated when asked what drove him to create the business. “I started this business so that these girls do not experience the same fate as my sisters,” Shah explained.
He urged wealthy individuals to step forward and offer similar services to boost girls’ education in underserved places.
He stated, “All of this brings me spiritual satisfaction.” He went on to say that he wants to buy more rickshaws so that he may provide free transportation to as many females as possible, so that no girl has to miss school or her education due to a lack of funds.