Literacy deptt to establish schools for ‘young labourers’ at brick kilns

Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi—The Punjab Ministry for Labour and Human Resource has decided to hire the services of a third party to monitor the enrollment of children working at brick kilns to the schools.
The literacy department in collaboration with Punjab Ministry for Labour and Human Resource has established 39 schools in various localities of Rawalpindi district including Chak Beli Khan, Dhok Syedan, Chak Jalal Din, Dhok Hamedan, Fateh Jang Road, Wahdat Colony, Taxila, Nosherwan and Gujjar Khan where more than 3,000 students are being educated. The literacy department has started to work on establishing another six schools that aim to provide quality education to the children working at brick kilns.
The labourers working at brick kilns also motivate their young children to work at the brick kilns and support their family. The literacy department enrolls their children to these schools to educate them and also provides free uniforms, course books and other basic necessities.

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