Education


A School in remote Sindh needs your help

We have received a request from a far flung area in Sindh for support to run a school. Sarmad Ali (Sarmadali0307@gmail.com) has written in Roman Urdu to us to share this request with the world. He writes, “Can you help us to educate our children? Our village is 12 kilometers away from Moro city (Sindh). It is in Kacha area (the area along the Sindh river). There are two government schools – one is closed, while the other is also in a shambles. A man from our village has started a small school in our village. It has been only […]


Annual Status of Education Report –ASER 2016 launched in Islamabad

Despite the recent focus of the federal and provincial governments on enrollment drives to honour Article 25 A, 19% children aged 6-16 still remain out of school, according to the Annual Status of Education Report –ASER 2016 National survey. The remaining 81% that are enrolled in the 6-16 age bracket are not learning much either. These findings were made public in the report of Pakistan’s largest-annual citizen-led household based ASER Survey 2016 – the seventh ASER Survey report in a row – launched in Islamabad on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017.  ASER is managed by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) in partnership with many […]


State of Pakistan’s Children 2016 – An Overview

Among the most alarming revelations in 2016 was the failure of Pakistan to achieve targets set under all Millennium Development Goals (MGDs). This situation calls for immediate and effective policy measures and strong adherence to and implementation of existing legislation. The National Assembly of Pakistan passed a unanimous resolution to adopt the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as a national development agenda. However, the effectiveness of initiatives for year 2030 needs to be seen. It has been 26 years since Pakistan signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), however, the implementation of its protocols in […]


SPARC Launches Annual State of Pakistan’s Children Report 2016

Islamabad, 27th April 2017: Despite the growing incidences of violence and abuse against children, there still remains a severe absence of the necessary measures that can help protect children. This was stated at the launch of the annual ‘State of Pakistan’s Children’ report, by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC). Speaking at the event, Sadia Hussain, Executive Director SPARC said: “Children’s rights have long been a neglected issue. While there has been progress in legislation related to child rights, Pakistan still lags behind international standards due to the poor implementation of existing child protection […]