Doors of education opened for out-of-school children

Staff Reporter

Lahore—The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has been very successful in opening the doors of education to the needy and out of school children in the province. This much needed educational support has helped them to change the quality of life as learning improves the ability of critical thinking to grow and excel.
MD PEF Tariq Mahmood said this while presiding over the weekly coordination meeting at his office on Friday. Deputy Managing Directors, program directors and concerned officers attended the meeting.
The meeting reviewed and analyzed the pace of progress on free educational initiatives and observed that low income families are taking great interest in the education of their children as PEF sponsored schooling facility has been very helpful to such communities.
Tariq Mahmood said that 69 percent of the PEF beneficiaries belong to southern districts of the province; while more than 6500 male and female students are enrolled in 76 PEF partner schools in Cholistan desert.
Similarly, 1251 special students are provided free education in 194 PEF partner schools situated in seven different district including Lahore.
He said that education has given new confidence and empowerment to the girl students. Education has become the conspicuous identity of the Punjab and we have been working hard to let every child in the school.
MD PEF further said that different institutional frameworks have been designed to make this foundation fully functional, efficient and result-oriented. We have also arranged congenial atmosphere, through different reforms, in the partnering school for balanced development of student’s personality, he concluded.

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