400 out-of-school kids enrolled in border town Chaman

235 girls, 165 boys admitted to 15 schools in border town


December 01, 2022
A group of girls head to school in Gardez, eastern Afghanistan. Five government secondary schools for girls have resumed classes in apparent defiance of a national ban. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA:

As many as 400 out-of-school children, Afghan refugees and children of the host community among them have been enrolled in 15 government-run schools at the Pak Afghan border town of Chaman.

This was revealed during the provincial level advocacy and coordination meeting organized by the Tameer-e-Khalq Foundation (TKF) in collaboration with Save the Children, here at a local hotel on Wednesday.

Overall performance of the ongoing CONNECT Project in Chaman was reviewed during the meeting.

Talking on the occasion, speakers said that child labor and out-of-school children in the Pak- Afghan border town are some of the serious problems for which an awareness campaign was conducted.

As a result, the guardians of the children were convinced and 400 out-of-school children were enrolled in 15 educational institutions.

According to the basic review survey, a total of 235 girls and as many as 165 boys were admitted.

Among them, 163 were Afghan migrant children and 237 local.

The speakers said that the education department has been fully supporting the out-of-school children while non-government organizations are also playing their part.

In this connection, efforts are afoot for the capacity building of teachers while teaching materials have also been provided to the educational institutes.

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