Refugees Affected and Hosting Areas Programme KP, implemented by UNDP with financial assistance of European Union, enrolled the out of school children in government-run primary level schools with support of provincial education department under its ongoing enrollment campaign in Union Council Jogani district Peshawar.
Under the RAHA initiative for promotion of primary education in its targeted union councils in KP, a total 183 children, including 87 boys and 96 girls, which were out of schools, enrolled in various public sector-schools in Union council Jogani Peshawar.
In this regard, a ceremony was held at Government Primary School for boys in UC jogani, wherein Dr Shad Mohammad Khan participated as chief guest. Jhaddi Khan, Sub Divisional Education Officer of provincial education department, Ilyas Mohammad Khan, RAHA Regional Program
Manager, male and female EDO duadzai circle, teaching staffs, and notable of the area attended the event. During the ceremony, audience enthralled the school students by presentation of skids, national poems, songs, and other items, while the national anthem also played.
Jhaddi Khan reaffirmed that the provincial government and education department for promotion of quality and standardized education, besides enroll a large number of children, which were out of school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He further maintained the enrollment drive will be carried two-time during academic to maximum enroll children in government-run schools.
Dr Shad Mohammad Khan, while speaking on the occasion highlighted the importance of the education, and urged the parents to enroll their children into government-run schools.
He further added the promotion of basic and primary education is vital for progress and development of the country.
Ilyas Khan explained the key objective of RAHA programme, which is being implemented by UNDP with financial support of European Union in refugees affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He reiterated the support would be continued for economic and social uplift, besides promotion of education, health and livelihood facilities in refugees-affected areas, under the programme.
Later, Dr Shad Mohammad Khan inaugurated a classroom refurbished and rehabilitated in government primary school for boys in UC jogani Peshawar. On the occasion, the school students held a walk to create significance of the education and stressed for increases of enrollment in public sector education institutions.
Source: The Frontier Post.