Dr. Gulfam Khan Khalid
Faculty of Management Sciences
Project Overview: The Girls’ Right to Education Programme (GREP) addresses the alarming situation of education in Pakistan by supporting the government in creating and sustaining accessible and safe quality learning opportunities for girls living in the hardest to reach regions of the country. The programme was launched by UNESCO in 2015 and funded under the Malala fund in trust. Over a period of three years, the programme aims to enroll 50,000 more children in primary schools, increase their retention and improve learning outcomes. ORIC NUML in collaboration with Plan Pakistan conducted the baseline study for the interventions in the district Tehsil Jatoi of District Muzaffargarh.
This baseline study served the purpose of providing relevant authorities with all the necessary real-time information required to design implementation strategies and interventions aimed at attaining desired impacts of GREP. Along with contributing towards Government of Pakistan’s knowledge on factors impeding children’s access to quality education at the primary level in Tehsil Jatoi, Muzaffargarh, the study also had the objective to identify:
a) Missing facilities in the schools in the project areas.
b) Advocacy and capacity gaps among Parent Teachers Association (PTAs) or School Management Committees (SMCs) in school management affairs.
c) Areas for advocacy with communities to understand the obstacles in sending and retaining children at school.
d) Identify schools for non-formal/alternative classes.