Punjab establishes 150 childhood education centers


With the collaboration of UN Agencies, Government of Punjab has established 150 Childhood Education Centers and rehabilitated 1468 partially effected schools in flood affected area of Punjab. This was disclosed by Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Khalid Sherdil while presiding over a meeting in which rehabilitation efforts of UN agencies were viewed in details.
Khalid Sherdil while addressing a meeting said that 1243 tonnes high Energy Biscuits have been distributed for better growth of children in 1000 schools of Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur. He said that with coordinated efforts 234 child protection centers have been established in flood affected area, in which 1,24,896 children have been enrolled.
DG PDMA told that 4089 teachers and 6782 members of school management committee have been served in flood affected area so that better education and training to be given to children. He said that Punjab government and UN Agencies have rehabilitated 89 water schemes and installed 50 tube wells whereas 675 save drinking water storage tanks and 3074 hand pumps installed there. He also told that 13050 latrines have been constructed and 624 villages declared open defection free and 963843 people provided sanitation free.