District Tharparkar is known to have the lowest Human Development Index of all 23 districts of Sindh. With an estimated population of almost 1.3 million people, it is spread over an area of about 20,000 square kilometers and constitutes a major part of the Thar desert.

The remote, almost inaccessible settlements spread over the desert, provide little access to education for children, who are mostly employed in child labour.

In this video, Dawn.com takes a trip through the desert to take a look at some of the issues face by children and families and the process of bringing education to this region.

Video by Nadir Siddiqui/Dawn.com and Sajjad Haider/Dawn.com

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Indus Darya
Dec 02, 2011 02:53pm
Beautiful song. Please play it fully.
Riaz Murtaza
Dec 02, 2011 05:47pm
" Love my country and its brave people "
Zee
Dec 03, 2011 02:12am
Thank DAWN ... Wish all the kids best of luck..Great work Dawn Yeah play that song fully please
MJ Khan
Dec 03, 2011 03:12am
A country full of tragedies, bloodshed - This news is like a gush of fresh air.Once people put their mind to it, they make difference. God bless.
Khalid Uncle
Dec 03, 2011 05:19am
A very good documentary , teacher is full of determinations , who is the singer?
Akhlaq Ahmed Khan
Dec 16, 2011 05:44pm
In my opinion, you showed a good start by the locals. If proper and regular funding is carried out then this will yield, Insha Allah, a good response here and hereafter. This funding may be made by making a NGO to be funded by DAWN publishers or support with the philonthropists and sincere public people. Allah SWT Bless you people. Akhlaq Ahmed Khan