310,146 students enrolled in 6581 NCHD schools

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As many as 310,146 students are enrolled in 6,581 feeders schools working under National Commission for Human Rights (NCHD) since 2013.

Among the total number of schools, 25 schools were established by philanthropists while 100 schools are running in different ‘madressahs’.

The commission has also established 20 mobile based literacy centres in Khyber Agency and income generation skills are provided to 500 youths of FATA, an official of ministry of federal education and professional training told APP.

It has also established nine adult literacy centres in district jails of Toba Tek Singh and Kasur while process of setting up 50 non formal basic education schools with the financial support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in rural Islamabad is under process.

The official further informed that donor funded projects with United Nations Education Fund (UNICEF) in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on ‘Every Child in School’ initiative was also being launched.

Capacity building of employees working in the field and establishment of 88 community learning centres on no cost basis in Punjab and Balochistan was also initiated by the commission.

It also enrolled 3,055 learners under ‘Each One Teach One’ approach while in Sindh 89 voluntary literacy centres have been established in which 2,059 learners are enrolled.

Establishment of 6000 accelerated learning centres in Pakistan was under process, for which PC-1 has been approved by Central Development Working Party (CDWP) in February this year, he informed.

He further informed that setting up of national training institute in Islamabad was also under process for which PC-1 has been approved by CDWP in Sindh.

There was no organisation working under NCHD while a total of 2,943 employees and 6581 feeder teachers and 100 madressah teachers are working with NCHD.