National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training is running 6,581 feeder schools where 310,146 students are enrolled.
The NCHD has already started an enrolment campaign, through its literacy centres and informal feeder schools, for Out-Of-School Children (OOSC).
“An advanced syllabus has been prepared for out-of-school children, keeping in view their need for skill and technical training. Last year, the NCHD enrolled 82,166 OOSC. This year, because of inadequate space in informal schools, our minimum target is to enrol 60,000 children,” an NCHD source said here on Sunday.
Highlighting the performance of NCHD since 2013, the sources stated that 25 schools – by the efforts of philanthropists – and 20 Mobile Based Literacy Centres were established in Khyber Agency and that income generation skills were provided to 500 youths of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Moreover, the sources said that the NCHD has established 100 schools in
Islamic Seminaries in different cities, 9 Adult Literacy Centers (ALCs) in district jails of Toba Tek Singh and Kasur, and that, 50 Non-Formal Basic Education (NFBE) facilities with a financial support from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are being established in rural Islamabad.
The other achievements of NCHD include donor funded projects with UNECEF in Punjab & KPK on Every Child in School Initiative, capacity building of employees working in the field and the establishment of 88 Community Learning Centers on no cost basis in Punjab and Balochistan. The Commission also enrolled 3,055 learners under `Each One Teach One’ approach, established 89 Voluntary Literacy Centers in Sindh in which 2,059 learners are enrolled.
The establishment of 6000 ALCs in Pakistan and National Training Institute in Islamabad is also under process for which the required approval has been accorded. Funds under development budget worth Rs. 5075 million were allocated to NCHD during the last four years, out of which Rs. 1971 million have been utilised. Similarly, Rs. 2214 million were allocated to NCHD under non-development budget over the last four years (2013-14 to 2016-17).