ECW to extend support for upcoming enrolment drive in KP

Education Reporter

PESHAWAR: The Education Cannot Wait (ECW), a United Nations global fund program, on Thursday vowed to support the Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the forthcoming enrolment campaign to raise the education standard in the province through multi-year resilience program (MYRP) and other initiatives.

The ECW works to increase the speed of responses in crises and connect immediate relief and longer-term interventions. In this regard, a delegation of the ECW including the chief humanitarian liaison Maarten Barends, emergency manager Robert Edward Dutton, gender manager Jihane Latrous and coordinator ECW Ehsaan Ullah visited Participatory Rural Development Society (PRDS) office in Peshawar where they met the representatives of the UNICEF, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), PRDS, SRSP and other consortium partners of MYRP.

During the meeting, the consortium partners of MYRP discussed the progress against the set indicators, impeding factors in education and challenges being faced by the children particularly girls. They also discussed the joint efforts for improving access and quality of education in the province. The needs for provision of necessary facilities to government schools, upcoming enrolment drive and the educational goals were specifically discussed and suggestions were also presented.

On the occasion, the executive director of PRDS, Syed Ali Shah briefed the delegation on different initiatives taken in the government schools and informed that under the ECW fund program, 24 ECE centers and 36 catch up learning centers had been established in Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda.

He said that this year the PRDS team and local volunteers would fully participate in the enrolment campaign to make it a true success. He further briefed that the trainings on disaster risk management, life skills, code of conduct for schools and inclusive education had also been completed.

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