To support the movement for creating a more inclusive educational experience for school going children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, through the provision of improved infrastructure, with a sharp focus on community ownership, innovation, quality, accessibility and sustainability.
Humqadam is being implemented by IMC Worldwide, a London based international development consultancy which partners with local communities, governments, international development agencies, NGOs and the private sector to address some of the world’s primary development challenges. In Pakistan, Humqadam is working on behalf of DFID (Department of International Development/UKAID) and DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Australia), with the Governments’ of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab to provide additional infrastructure and missing facilities to existing school compounds across both provinces. In certain cases, Humqadam is also rehabilitating existing school compounds.
Humqadam’s mandate is to construct up to 20,000 additional classrooms and accompanying missing facilities and to rehabilitate almost 250 Higher Secondary Schools in both provinces. This intervention, which is to last from 2015 – 2018 and possibly on until 2020, will positively impact the lives of up to 1,000,000 school going children across both provinces. In the process, we will provide both provincial governments a minimum design standard for educational infrastructure. The total budget allocated for this project is 184 Million GBP, of which 20 Million GBP is being funded by DFAT, with the remaining 164 Million GBP by DFID.