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Youth advocates help enrol of out-of-school children in Pakistan
Youth advocates help enrol of out-of-school children in Pakistan
Walking through the narrow streets of Ahmedabad, an urban slum on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, 22-year-old Syed Mohsin Raza saw a barefoot school-aged girl playing outside her house.

 

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Schools shut as fear drives teachers away
Schools shut as fear drives teachers away
The local school in Wana, the main settlement in Pakistani’s South Waziristan tribal agency, has been closed for several months, and the children only come to play games in the compound. Read More >
Pakistan’s first female football club breaks down cultural barriers
Pakistan’s first female football club breaks down cultural barriers
On a scorching, early morning in Karachi, a dozen girls - some wearing shawls and burqas in the blistering heat - arrive in a large walled field, ready to practice football. Read More >
UNICEF reports on changing attitudes towards education for girls in rural Pakistan.
UNICEF reports on changing attitudes towards education for girls in rural Pakistan.
Pakistan’s catastrophic flooding last summer is leading to a change in attitudes towards sending girls to school. Read More >
Pakistan Girls’ Education Initiative Launched to tackle inequality
Pakistan Girls’ Education Initiative Launched to tackle inequality
In a concerted effort to address gender disparities in education, Pakistan’s Federal Ministry of Education, with the support of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), the UNGEI Secretariat, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), launched the Pakistan Girls’ Education Initiative (PGEI) on 9 December at the Pakistan National Council for Arts, Islamabad.
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World Vision Pakistan leads the way to new education policy
World Vision Pakistan leads the way to new education policy
PAKISTAN, 24 January 2007 - In the first national round table on education policy, organised by World Vision, 12 local and international NGOs recommended that Pakistani education improve instruction opportunities for girls if it is to respond to the nation’s changing needs. Read More >
‘Catch-up’ kids saved from permanent school expulsion
‘Catch-up’ kids saved from permanent school expulsion
6 October 2006 - One hundred and forty teenagers recently resumed school after World Vision-sponsored “catch up” classes saved them from being permanently expelled from the education system. Read More >
Delivering quality, child-centred education in Pakistan’s earthquake zone
Delivering quality, child-centred education in Pakistan’s earthquake zone
BATTAGRAM, Pakistan, 8 September 2006 – Eight-year-old Parveen is once again getting used to life in her new tented classroom, following the end of the summer holidays. When the earthquake that affected so much of northern Pakistan struck in October 2005, her old school building was totally destroyed, forcing teachers to suspend classes due to lack of available shelter. Read More >
Documentary highlights work of The Citizens Foundation
Documentary highlights work of The Citizens Foundation
NEW YORK, NY, 17 August 2006 - A 20-minute documentary "Against the Tide" produced by Newsline, presents the personal stories of four students from schools set up by The Citizens Foundation (TCF). Read More >
Summer schedule helps mountain schools in Pakistan
Summer schedule helps mountain schools in Pakistan's quake zone catch up
JABORI, Pakistan, 12 July 2006 – In the valley communities of northeastern Pakistan devastated by the 8 October 2005 earthquake, thousands of temporary tent schools supported by UNICEF are closed down for the long, hot summer. Read More >
Healing Classrooms Help Children Recover from Disaster
Healing Classrooms Help Children Recover from Disaster
Ghanool, PAKISTAN 7 July 2006 - The devastating earthquake of October 2005 took the lives of more than 18,000* students and over 850 teachers in northern Pakistan and Kashmir. The disaster damaged or destroyed 95 percent of all school buildings, leaving the surviving children without a place to learn. Read More >
UNICEF: Puppet theatre welcomes children back to school in Pakistan earthquake zone
UNICEF: Puppet theatre welcomes children back to school in Pakistan earthquake zone
BALAKOT, Pakistan, 12 June 2006 – Schoolgirls topple over each other in a fit of giggles as they watch a puppet show performed by the Dosti Welfare Organization, a UNICEF local partner in Pakistan. Read More >
A plan to get girls in school in Pakistan
A plan to get girls in school in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, 4 May 2006—A new World Bank report prompts the idea of offering families in Pakistan stipends to ensure girls have safe transportation to schools. It’s an idea the Bank would like propose to the Government of Pakistan. Read More >
Making strides towards gender equality in the Punjab
Making strides towards gender equality in the Punjab
On a steamy day at the Shahpur Government Girls’ Primary School Sidra Yasmin rises before her classmates, a group of attentive six-year-olds, and confidently counts to one hundred. “I used to stay at home with my elder sisters to look after my sick father,” says Sidra. Read More >
‘Fair Play for Girls’ campaign uses cricket to promote development
‘Fair Play for Girls’ campaign uses cricket to promote development
Fair Play for Girls uses women’s cricket to promote key development messages in Pakistan for girls’ education, equality, and access to sports and recreation. Read More >
Enrolment campaign signs up 300,000 for school
Enrolment campaign signs up 300,000 for school
SINDH PROVINCE, Pakistan – A major primary school enrolment drive has registered over 300,000 children for school in six weeks, according to early data on the campaign. Read More >
Frontier schools blaze a trail for girls’ education
Frontier schools blaze a trail for girls’ education
ISLAMABAD, 25 April 2005 — The students of Pitao Banda Primary Feeder School are among the trailblazers for girls’ primary education in the remote hamlets that are scattered throughout the foothills of the Hindu Kush, in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province. Read More >

 

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