Written by: Amina Nasim Khan - Humqadam/Islamabad
Source & Photos credits: Naheed Naz/Mardan
Humqadam School Construction and Rehabilitation Programme (SCRP) is responsibly contributing to substantially transform the learning environments of government schools across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province by providing missing facilities such as new classrooms and toilets alongside rehabilitating the existing infrastructure.
The schools which are located in remote areas in Pakistan often face enormous issues that include multi-grade teaching, overcrowding, increased dropout ratio. Government Girls’ Primary School (GGPS) Saeed Abad No. 2 Rustam, which is located two KM away from the main city of District Mardan in KP province, with its bleak infrastructure is also facing similar issues. The two classroom school’s structure caters the needs of 120 students with very limited resources. School administration was forced to conduct six classes simultaneously in two classrooms. Teachers of GGPS Saeed Abad No.2 faced the challenge of delivering a curriculum which has been designed for mono-grade teaching to a multi-grade class. In this situation the teachers were unable to focus on a single grade level, thus the students were neglected and all the efforts of school setup went in vein.
After assessing the needs of the school, Humqadam-SCRP in November 2015 agreed to provide GGPS Saeed Abad two new classrooms. The school was handed over to the school administration on 13 July 2017. Complete with new electric works, sanitation, and adequately lighted and ventilated classrooms, GGPS Saeed Abad No 2 has completely transformed into a new learning place. Where teachers are comfortably delivering lectures and students are at ease.