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    Sarhad Rural Support Program organizes District Education Forum

    By Zahiruddin

    CHITRAL: The speakers in the session of District Education Forum held by Take a child to School (TACS) of  Sarhad Rural Support Program here on Thursday said that concerted efforts of volunteers coupled with the society-based efforts can help out the education department to achieve the desired goal of hundred percent enrolments thereby uprooting the illiteracy from the society.


    Attended by the district program manager of SRSP Tariq Ahmed, project coordinator of TACS Rahmat Wali Shah, DEO (male) Hafiz Noorullah, DEO (Female) Haleema Bibi and the volunteers of the project working as members of the special task forces helping in the identification of out of school children and persuaded the parents to enroll their children.


    It was told that initially seven union councils namely Charun, Ayun, Lotkoh, Chitral-I, Chitral-II, Drosh-I and Drosh-II had been taken in TACS project which will be extended stage by stage to all the other parts of the district to ensure that no child is left out of school due to one reason or the other with major focus on financial hindrance and remove it.


    On this occasion, the volunteers named as elmbassadors in the project, of three different union villages  of Orghoch, Broze and the Kalash valley Birir shared their success stories with the participants and earned loud applause from them.


    The DPM Tariq Ahmed said that SRSP has significant contribution to the education sector since its inception in Chitral in 2002 by improving the infrastructures of schools, improving the standard of education by providing help to the teachers and the TACS project financially assisted by British Council is aimed at improving enrolment of children with special emphasis on those who did  not afford it.


    The DEO(male) Hafiz Noorullah and DEO(female) Bibi Halima also spoke on the occasion and said that infrastructures have a great role and importance in the educational institutions and it was heartening to note that SRSP had lavishly contributed in this matter.


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