Pakistan: Get girls into school

 
Rehana Barohi (left) and Uzma Kharani, both five-years-old, are students of Sohbo Kariro GGNG primary school, Shahdadkot district, Sindh. Photo: Saeed Ul Hassan/Oxfam.
 

Funding target: £215,000

Year 2 of a 3 year project
In 2010, floods destroyed schools across Pakistan. This, coupled with outdated teaching methods and patriarchal attitudes, means girls often miss out on an education. With your support we can improve facilities and ensure more girls get the education they deserve.

About the project

Improve education for girls in poor, disaster-hit areas of Pakistan

Building on extensive experience of improving education in Pakistan, Oxfam is working alongside long-term partners and local government to help thousands of children - especially girls - to get a decent education.

With your support we aim to:

  • Increase enrolment, attendance and retention of children, particularly girls in vulnerable communities;
  • Improve school infrastructure in flood-affected areas by pressuring local governments to replicate model, flood-proof school designs;
  • Enhance the quality of education by providing teaching materials, training teachers and education officials, and encouraging them to adopt good education practices;
  • Make education a national political priority and improve education financing by empowering children to campaign nationwide for their right to a good quality education.

Who will benefit

Directly, 60,000 children, 650 teachers and 32 district education officials will benefit from improved teaching, budgeting skills, and education materials. Approximately 100,000 children will be engaged in the education campaign.

How we are helping

Raveena's story

 I am not scared of school anymore, as many good things have started happening recently. Our teachers' friendly behaviour with us in the classroom has actually made us feel good about ourselves. I look forward to coming to school every day. I want to go to college and become a teacher one day myself.

Like many other children, Raveena, aged eight, studying at Sohbo Kariro GGPS primary schools in Shahdadkot, Sindh province, did not find school a positive experience. In 2012, Raveena's teachers were trained by Oxfam to stop using rote-learning and adopt child-friendly teaching techniques and more engaging classroom practices.

Photo: Saeed Ul Hassan/Oxfam

The budget

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If you would like to learn more, download the full project details here (PDF, 1.43MB).

Inspired to make a difference?

By giving directly to this project you can be sure you are transforming people's lives. All of the money you give will go towards helping improve education for girls in poor, disaster-hit areas of Pakistan. Get in touch to find out how you can help.

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Individual donors:

Gail Williams - gawilliams@oxfam.org.uk
01865 473933


Trusts and Foundations:

Sarah Pryke - spryke@oxfam.org.uk 
01865 473920

Companies:

Kimberly Haynes - khaynes@oxfam.org.uk
01865 472431


If you're based in Scotland:

Annie Lewis - alewis@oxfam.org.uk
0141 285 8873

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