The beneficiaries of The Garage School include both children and adults living in Shah Rasool and Neelum Colonies, two urban slums surrounded by upscale Clifton and DHA areas of Karachi.
These colonies have an average of 8-10 members per household. There are no systems in place for hygiene, sanitation or ventilation,with few or no windows in the house. No proper bathrooms or kitchens. Such is the state of their living.
The luxurious lifestyle of the surrounding posh areas has led to social evils and mental complexes that these people experience on a daily basis. The Garage School through education is working to eliminate the resentment that the vast gap between their haves and havenots has created.