We empower the girls, so that they can claim a more active role in their society
eferring article 25-A of the Constitution of Pakistan, all children between 5 -16 years will be provided free and compulsory education. After 18th constitutional amendment, education was transferred to federating units to strengthen provincial autonomy. Ironically, gender disparities in education widened further. Referring the education attainment and literary, in every aspect of the education women and girls lags behind. No nation could progress unless their women are literate and they can only be mainstreamed through providing them complete and quality education.
State barely spend 2.3% of GDP over education, in result 2015-16 statistics revealed that still massive number of 22.6 million children, 44 percent between age 5 to 16 in Pakistan are out-of-school. 21 percent primary schools in the country are being run by a single teacher while 14 percent have one room. Regarding to schools’ infrastructure, 40 percent public sector primary schools are operating without electricity, 28 percent don’t have toilets, 25 percent are without boundary walls and 29 percent schools don’t have drinking water facility. Ironically, country has to combat widening disparity in education system, while 81 percent male literacy rate in contrast to 68 percent female literacy rate. Still overall literary rate stands far low at 58 percent, whereas 74 percent literary in urban areas and 49 percent in rural areas.
Program Objective for 2022
- Directly contribute and support efforts which increase women’s literacy rate and girl’s education attainment.
- Engage respective departments and organizations to increase primary gross enrollment rate, longest educational attainment with special emphasis over girls’ education.
- Contribute to enhance the scale and quality of education in general through capacity building efforts and provision of missing facilities.
- Devise aggressive advocacy for proper functionality of schools, including availability of relevant staff and parents’ engagement