January 21, 2013
Sukkur, 17th of January, 2013: Members of Civil society, Educationists, Youth and media gathered under the banner of Idara-e Taleem –o Aagahi to discuss the Education Barriers faced by Girls in Sindh & legal implications of Article 25- A; Right to Education. Eminent civil society members, Government Officials & Educationists from Sukkur, Shikarpur, Rohri & Ghotki including Ms. Nuzhat Bukhari (D.O Higher Secondary schools), Ms Sadia Abbasi (D.O),Mr. Gur Mukh Das (Deputy D.O elementary Male Rohri), Ms. Aftab Kausar, Dilshad Peerzada (SEF Executive officer), Dr. Rabnaqaz Kalwar (President Insaf Social Welfare Association), Ameer Baksh Dharejo D.P.M NCHD Sukkur. Ms. Shahjahan (Deputy DO Elementry Sukkur) and many others were also a part of this discussion.
After a welcome note by Mr. Qaiser Shahzad, (Focal Person Sindh for Right to Education Campaign) given a brief presentation on Sindh’s Worst Education condition & barriers faced by girls in sindh. The floor was open to assemble recommendations for the steps to be taken to provide quality education to all girls in Sindh & try to decrease hurdles.
Mr. Qaiser Shahzad & Ms. Afshan Razzak concluded the session by presenting the necessary recommendations and steps to be taken. All the participants agreed to these recommendations which included:
- To take communities onboard for Girls Education.
- NGO’s should work along with Government for the best use of resources.
- Civil Society must cross check all work done in education sector.
- Assessment is necessary.
- Local Teachers should be hired.
- Technology should be used in Education department, which makes check & balance easier.
- Technical / Skilled Education must be introduced for girls in villages which will support families & groom Cottage industries in Sindh.
- There was a consensus among the participants for the formation of Group which will work for village girl’s school and will directly report to NGO’s & education department.