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WhatsApp, Twitter, Snapchat, Skype, Facebook, Instagram, Viber…. Welcome to Tharparkar
Tharparkar is a multi-cultural district located in the southeast of Sindh, with approximate 1.5 million of the population, having Mithi as its capital city. It is mostly a deserted area consisting of arid sand dunes with mushy land consider as the largest desert of Pakistan while covering 22,000 square kilometer area.
The last few years have served to bring the death of children, the situation of famine/drought has created serious living problems for the community members of Tharparkar. According to an estimation, more than 57% of malnourished children in Tharparkar are stunned, more than thousands of children die every year due to the lack of proper household facilities.
Recently, UN released a report in which it is mentioned that there will be a possibility of a “Humanitarian emergency” in Tharparkar due to a lack of rain water. “Sone pe suhaga” besides this, no food assistance has been provided in Tharparkar by the Sindh Government for the last six months.
Interestingly, a private company responsible for the Thar coal project takes initiative to provide free WIFI access starting with two villages of Tharparkar with a promise to spend a hefty sum of money on this project. Now here are some important insights to show how WIFI is MORE important than to provide any other facilities in Tharparkar. Welcome to a NEW WORLD. NOW,
1. THEY CAN DOWNLOAD FOOD FROM THE INTERNET
In the region where 40% to 50% food insecurities is been reported from last many years with the facility of WIFI now, they can download food whenever they want. They can use antivirus shield for the protection of their food from toxic viruses.
2. THEY CAN SIP WATER THROUGH CLOUD COMPUTING
Seriously! An area which is 49%deserted, average women in Tharparkar travel 5 kilometer every day to fetch water, 750 solar reserve plants established by the Sindh Government were destroyed due to lack of maintenance.
WIFI is not less than a blessing for the people of Tharparkar, now they can use the method of cloud computing by creating different connections with water plants situated in cities, with just one click they can access water…with WIFI all your problems can be SOLVED…
3. THEY CAN PUBLISH THEIR SNAPCHAT STORIES
A great use of the internet is snapchat. Now people of Tharparkar can publish their snap chat stories about their living conditions, like a single room tenement without any facilities, an open courtyard, shabby mud house e.t.c. Most importantly they can snap stories of drought in Tharparkar; last time when they didn’t have WIFI facility nobody knew that only 326 deaths were reported alone in 2015.
4. THEY CAN POST A STATUS
A district where more than 80% of the schools are closed with no wall boundaries and toilet facilities, more than 5000 teachers resigned for not getting any payment, literacy rate among female is 6.9% and approx 50% of the youth in the district lack of vocational training and most importantly Doctors are in a protest over the matter of regularization of their job. WIFI is important very important as you share and post your situation and your problems GONE…
Most importantly now Tharparkar have POWER, power to express their views through the wireless stream, so the Government, BE CAREFUL.