Go to school: Education ambassadors to push girls enrollment

Published: August 29, 2018
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Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education (PAGE) launched their Global Ambassador for Girls Education campaign at Islamabad Club on Tuesday to support “One million kids to school” programme.

PAGE Executive Director Fajer Rabia Pasha said the organisation is working on including their campaigns for Pakistan’s largest education initiative in partnership with American Refugee Committee, supported by Government of Pakistan and Education Above All.

She briefed the guests on ambitious targets of educating one million children in the next three years. She said communities and overseas Pakistanis must come together to address the education crises in Pakistan. With 22.8 million children out of education, there is urgent need to address the issue on emergency basis, she said. Joanna Roper, UK Special Envoy for Gender Equality endorsed PAGE and their work during her talk and emphasised the importance of educating girls globally.

Senator Mohammad Ali Khan Saif highlighted the significance Islam gives to education and encouraged the audience to get involved for a better nation.

Interior Minister Shehriyar Afridi was present at the event along with PAGE UK Trustee Nadia Bukhari, PAGE Ambassador Wasim Ahmed, PAGE Global Ambassador Aamina Sheikh and PAGE chairman Dr Tariq Cheema.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 29th, 2018.

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