Newly elected LG representatives pledge to play efficient role in promoting girls education in KP


The newly elected Local Government Representatives from Peshawar District, in an mobilization session pledged to support and utilize their resources to promote, protect and sustain girls education in their respective localities.

According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, the session was organized by Blue Veins, not for profit organization (NPO) part of the Pakistan Education Champions Network (PECN), working to improve girl’s secondary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The newly elected Councilors, chairmen from different village and neighborhood councils explored and discussed the role of local Government representatives in relation to primary and secondary education development with the focus on girls’ secondary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It was highlighted that the Local Govt Representatives can play key role to foster partnerships between the school and the local communities, mobilize and distribute resources where they are needed, and support organizations that promote girls’ education and improved learning for all children.

While addressing the session, Sana Ahmad, Program Coordinator Blue Veins said that the latest BISP’s National Socio-Economic Registry census reveals that about 4.7 million children in the five to 16 years’ bracket are out of schools in KP.

Survey figures also show that 2.9 million girls in the school-going age were also out of school across the province and unavailability of basic facilities is one of the reason.”

“Mobilizing the resources and due role of LG representatives in accordance of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013 can help in addressing the community level challenges to increase girls’ access to education”, said Qamar Naseem, Member Pakistan Education Champion Network.


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