NCHD to Re-Open around 100 Feeder Schools
Press of Pakistan
Saturday, July 25, 2009
July 25 (APP): The National Commission for Human
Development (NCHD) will soon re-open around 100 feeder schools
in the militancy-hit areas of Swat and Malakand division,
Chairperson NCHD Nafisa Shah said on Saturday. “As the situation
has returned towards normalcy in the affected areas of Swat
and Malakand we are going to re-launch our educational projects
there”, she told APP.
She said the NCHD’s feeder schools were established in areas where there were no government schools to provide education to children. “Now by reopening these schools we will try to achieve 100 percent enrolment of children of 5-7 years”, she added.
re-opening of feeder schools in Swat and Malakand division
would also help ensure that by 2015, children everywhere, would
be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
Shah said that equal focus would be made on boys and girls
to have access to education.
that the NCHD had devised a system of dropout prevention, which
hinged upon private-public
partnership, the teacher and community volunteers. This
system is running quite successfully, she added.
that the NCHD took an active part in facilitating internally
persons at camps and would continue to assist them during
the rehabilitation phase, especially in the fields of education
She said that the NCHD kept on educating hundreds of displaced children at its
transitional schools at different IDP camps. The teachers
in these schools were trained in trauma counseling to
help children keep aside their problems and worries”