INSPIRE a project introduces new model (Accelerated Learning Program) and improve access to quality education for girls

Swat, December 6, 2017: Institutional Support for Participatory Inclusive Education a project of CARE International Pakistan implemented by local partners IDEA and LASOONA , funded by Reach out to Asia  completed successfully. The project introduced a new model (Accelerated Learning Program) in 34 Government Primary schools to improve the access to quality education services (formal and technical) and strengthens education governance at the district and provincial level.

On the occasion, M. Amad IDEA Executive Director, said as such program severely needed to improve access to quality education for girls. As currently 7 lac students are out of school. While sharing the program success, Mr Ashfaq, IDEA mentioned that the project enrolled 1186 girl’s students and the 870+ girls pass the Middle school examination. Almost 109 Government teachers trained on ALP curriculum and 20 ALP teachers supported on Higher Education and 70 teachers trained on life skills.

The advocacy initiative of this project helps for the upgradation of 3 Government school from primary to middle level. The project will be also sustaining in next phase and will target 4000 students. The other most component of the project was EMPOWER which was implemented by LASOONA where 300 youth were trained on technical and vocational training and started their income generations ventures.

“One of the ALP teacher said that the program really helps in my personal and professional development. I am much confident now and continue my efforts to teach and learn more.” The beneficiaries really appreciate the initiative and demand for Middle and High school in SWAT.

Mr. Abdul Rab, Representative of ROTA (Reach out to Asia) said that ALP is very unique model and it is replicated in other districts which is a huge success to improve the access to quality education for girls in far flange areas.

At the occasion, Minister Mr. Mehmood Khan, said there are the improvements but we need a good planning at the part of government institutions to provide equal access to education for all. He further said that we need support of Non-governmental organizations for introducing the new model and ideas to improve the Education Governance at the district and the provincial level.