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Humqadam already showing quick dividends in Faisalabad

A surge of positive energy and excitement was visible from the students and teachers of the Government High School 61/RB, Jaranwala at the District Launch Ceremony in Faisalabad District. The Deputy Head of DFID Pakistan, led a delegation of DFID officials to the school where she was welcomed by the Executive District Officer (Education) Mr Bashir Ahmed Goraya and members of the school’s CCSI.

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Mardan Media Persons Move Towards Taking Education Forward

Media persons savoured the rare opportunity for candid discussion on school improvement and how media can play a positive role. The occasion was the District Media Sensitisation Workshop on Media for Education held in collaboration with Abdul Wali Khan University. Second of the series, the workshop brought together 30 carefully identified media representatives from print, radio, television, and social media.

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Young Journalists in Faisalabad Pledge Support For Education

Around fifty young, upcoming journalists drawn from print, electronic, and social media made a solemn pledge to take forward the new narrative for better government schools. At the first “Media for Education” workshop organised by Humqadam in collaboration with GCU, Faisalabad, the educationists, senior media representatives, community leaders, and school managements indulged in a day-long deliberations to give impetus to the construction of facilities and replacement of dangerous buildings.

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Community Engagement gains momentum in Rahim Yar Khan

Active community involvement is vital for the effectiveness of any development or reform initiative. It is only through developing a sense of ownership and contribution within the community that sustainable change can be achieved. This is the idea behind Humqadam-SCRP’s efforts to put the community at the centre of the school construction and rehabilitation efforts.

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A School Fit for Learning in a rural setting

Over 800 boys of the Government Higher Secondary School, Ziarat Talash in Lower Dir now have a good reason to look forward to a fulfilling day. Until recently, their classes were held in a dilapidated building with depressing rooms. The building long neglected has now been transformed into one with a row of neat rooms with galvanised windows, fans, a smooth floor and an insulated roof giving the place a spick and span look.

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An Upsurge of Interest in School Construction and Rehabilitation Programme

The Humqadam- School Construction and Rehabilitation Programme is starting to gain recognition as a leading infrastructure development programme. This was reflected in the Orientation for Contractors in Peshawar on Wednesday where representatives from more than 87 construction companies attended a session organised by the team.

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British High Commissioner channels his inner teacher in Mardan

It is seldom that an ambassador takes time out to visit students of a government school. The students of Government Higher Secondary School, Mayyar and Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Shah Dhand in District Mardan greeted a rare visitor on Thursday when the British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew spent almost a full day with them.

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Leading Construction Companies Connect with Humqadam in Lahore

More than 50 leading construction companies attended an Orientation for Contractors organized by Humqadam-SCRP in Lahore. The purpose of the orientation was to introduce prospective contractors and partners to the Humqadam-SCRP Programme, its principles and procedures. The orientation session is an important step for Humqadam-SCRP as the Programme prepares to enter its second phase.

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Addressing school neglect: Glimpses from Kasur

Years of neglect of the school buildings turned a sizeable number into “dangerous structures” declared unsafe for class work. This set in motion a process of holding classes in the open exposing children to harsh vagaries of weather. Kasur district is one of the 16 districts where Humqadam is reconstructing new class rooms as part of its programme for improving educational environment.

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Community Member’s Generosity in RYK

The students of the Government Boys Primary School, Basti Haji Essa in District Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab Province received the exciting news of a timely donation of a plot of land for the expansion of their school premises. Local landowner and community member Riaz Ahmed donated 7 marla (approximately 242 square yards) of land adjoining to the school. This donation will assist the school to take full advantage of Humqadam-SCRP’s support.

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