While addressing the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Sindh Education Foundation, Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Sardar Ali Shah said education is our top priority and for this purpose the government has opened around 950 Foundation Assisted schools this current year.

He add that the SEF collaborated with Microsoft and Noon Academy for providing education through ICT, 38 Peoples School Program will be launched in partnership with reputable organizations۔

Minister for Education and Literacy commended SEF’s role for strengthening the cause of quality education among the marginalized strata through building sustainable partnerships with the private sector in the province.

 He said that the foundation was also playing a robust role in post primary education. The minister said that around 3555 SE&LD/FAS students are being provided fully funded scholarships in reputable institutions in the country and this is the biggest and most important step of Sindh Education Foundation Govt. of Sindh. He further said that the SEF, in collaboration with UNDP, has initiated Youth Education, Employment and Empowerment Project which aims to empower more than 15,000 youth and around 50% women through education and training.

He reaffirmed his Government’s commitment to overcome all impediments and improve access as well as the quality of education across the province. The SELD is determined to back the Foundation for its scalability to create a lasting positive impact in the lives of children of the province.

On the occasion, the SEF officials distributed cash awards and certificates among high performing learners of Adolescent And Adult Learning And Training Program (AAALTP).

The SEF is the Sindh’s initiative of providing accelerated primary education to those adolescents who missed opportunity to get primary education at their right age, has successfully completed first batch.

 After, attempting final exam of Package “C” equivalent to Primary fifth class pass, under the supervision of Sindh Education Foundation & Non-Formal Directorate. For this, adolescent learners have been awarded with equivalency certificate of Primary Pass after successfully clearing the exams. In order to encourage high performing learners the Primary Equivalency Certificate Distribution Ceremony of AALTP Learners was arranged.

Currently, the Foundation has 14 partners and a network of 103 centers with approximately 183 teachers through which it provides non-formal education to approx.10, 000 learners and 1,148 adult learners in 15 districts of Sindh.

The theme for the 30th year anniversary, which is “Empowering through Education”, was also shared along with a presentation about SEF and 30 years of journey.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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