KARACHI: The School Education and Literacy Department Sindh on Wednesday offered a dedicated school building to accommodate and facilitate the students presently enrolled in The Footpath School near the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine.
In addition to that, funds for facilitating the provision of teachers, furniture, and textbooks were pledged on behalf of the Sindh government, said a statement.
A committee had been constituted by the provincial government for the welfare and protection of such at-risk and underprivileged children.
The committee was also tasked, as per its TORs, to look into the availability of possible options for bringing children of footpath schools to the fold of mainstream education, especially, by examining the issue of increasing trends of begging by children in and around shrines and lakes.
The committee comprises of secretaries from Social Welfare Department, Auqaf, Religious Affairs, Zakat & Usher Department, Information Department, special secretary of School Education & Literacy Department, managing director of Sindh Education Foundation and director programs & planning of Sindh Education Foundation.
In pursuance of its TORs, the committee held its first meeting on January 29 with a positive intent to move forward and work together with the civil society that is already engaged in the problematic areas.