Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan; Hunza Valley.
Education on the roof of the world, at the foot of Karakoram. Hunza valley is surely known for its fruit orchards, lofty mountains, and panaromic meadows but less its known for the education which has enpowered the local community and sets an example for other areas.
Parents in Hunza are convinced that the best thing they can do for their children is to help them get a good education. There is a growing interest in higher education for girls. Parents are willing to send their daughters to distant cities e.g. Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar etc. for quality education thats why the literacy ration in Hunza is at 77% higher than most of the other areas of Pakistan. It is this approach that distinguishes Hunza from the rest of the Northern Areas and Pakistan.
Picture credits: Faizan Lakhani.