LAHORE: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has taken another significant step towards empowering education in the arid regions of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, and Rahim Yar Khan through the launch of Cholistan Literate Project-II. This visionary initiative aims to establish 113 new schools in the desert areas, enabling approximately 8,961 underprivileged children to access education.
The inauguration of Cholistan Literate Project-II was marked by a distinguished event held at the Governor’s House on Wednesday. The Chief Guest, Governor Punjab Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman, highlighted the exemplary role PEF plays in the education sector. He underscored that the event showcases the dedication of opening new schools in the remote and underserved corners of Cholistan, heralding a new beginning of educational opportunities for thousands of marginalized children.
During the ceremony, the Managing Director of Punjab Education Foundation, Manzar Javed Ali, emphasized that PEF is acting as a beacon of knowledge in the Cholistan desert areas, where education was once considered unattainable. Presently, PEF serves over 9,000 children through Cholistan Community Schools and Cholistan Mobile Schools.
Under the ambitious expansion, PEF is set to establish 113 new schools across Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, and Rahim Yar Khan districts. The selection of these schools has been based on rigorous merit criteria, reflecting PEF’s commitment to quality education. The initiative is expected to uplift 8,961 children who have been lacking of educational opportunities.
The event concluded with a momentous gesture as Governor Punjab distributed copies of the partnership agreement among school owners. He extended heartfelt congratulations to the school owners, acknowledging their pivotal role in advancing the education sector alongside the Punjab government.