The Fashion Boss Who Built 700 Schools, Outlook – BBC World Service

Check out our Founder Seema Aziz’s interview with Outlook – BBC World Service here:

…Two or three years later, the MPA or the local government of that area came to the school and said you have to close the school down because the girls and boys sit together…two days later he called again and said he’s threatening and will close the school down unless you segregate the children..and so I just told the head teacher ‘tomorrow at assembly please tell the children that the school has to close.” The next morning, there were about 500 or 600 people, the entire village, standing outside the school saying, ‘no body is going to shut this school down.’ So we never heard from the local MPA ever again.”