NCHD, NGO ink MoU for promotion of literacy

February 19,2019

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Islamabad : The best thing we can endow with to our young ones is the Education. Education transforms life and it is the only key to development and prosperity of an individual as well as the nations. Providing education to 22.8 million out of school children is a challenging task for the government of Pakistan. This was observed by the Chairman National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) Col. (Retd) Amirullah Marwat during signing of MoU with Hundreds of Original Projects for Employment – (HOPE’87), here.

NCHD entered into a memorandum of understanding with HOPE’87, the purpose of the project is to improve the enrollment rate in KPK.

The HOPE will support NCHD in enrollment campaign and capacity building of feeder teachers’ alongwith providing additional feeder teacher wherever required in feeder schools of the NCHD.

The NCHD is working in remote areas of Pakistan since 2002 to provide access to education to the marginalized group through non-formal education and literacy in all the districts of Pakistan.

On the eve of the signing of a letter of understanding with Hundreds of Original Projects for Employment (HOPE’87) the Chairman, National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) Col (Retd ) Dr. Amirullah Marwat said that there are still 22.8 million children out of schools and 64 million adults are illiterate.

In the backdrop of these miserable social indicators, the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) as a statutory body is mandated to help the Government of Pakistan in improving the Human Development Indicators, especially focusing on Basic Literacy, Primary Education and Basic Health Care thereby enhancing opportunities for making informed choices for the citizens of Pakistan.

The mandate of NCHD is to help the provincial and district governments in the accelerated achievement of the Human Development Indicators for timely achievement of the targets of Vision 2025 and Sustainable Development Goals.

The NCHD and HOPE’87 have signed a Letter of Understanding to cooperate with each other and to integrate their planning and implementation activities to maximize the objectives of their common interests through Universal Primary Education and School Health projects.

The geographical coverage of the interventions has included 34 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province including newly merged Areas of FATA.

He said the NCHD always welcomed the idea of joint ventures in gearing up with other stakeholders for the eradication of illiteracy in the country.

He said the NCHD had remained very successful in these joint ventures and serve the purpose effectively and efficiently as well.

He said the NCHD being the lead agency in literacy had made 3.9 million adults literate through its Literacy program and there are 5,949 feeder schools running successfully in providing primary education to 355,000 children across the country.

A representative of HOPE’87 appreciated the expertise and professional ability of NCHD experts and expressed hope that the endeavor will support in providing access to education to the vulnerable in remote areas and give them a better learning environment.


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