All children enjoy access to education opportunities in an enabling and empowering environment
Plan International Pakistan is a lead organisation in ensuring all children have access to education. We are an acknowledged expert in Early Childhood Care and Development work.
Our priorities are improving girls’ access to primary and secondary school and increasing school based early childhood education and non-formal education for the most marginalised children. We work with civil society and government functionaries to share information and experience.
We also undertake capacity building with both rights holders and duty bearers to ensure schools are developed to create safe, protective, enabling environments and we encourage participatory monitoring for improved education governance. At a grassroots level, the participation of parents in our ECCD program has improved their parenting skills and young children’s enrolment in government schools. Engaging children in school development planning enables them to develop their leadership and planning skills and confidence to play an effective role in identifying issues and improving schools.
We also support district governments with their education plans to ensure better planning, budgeting and implementation. Working closely with the government and providing technical support to the institutions is a pragmatic approach to strengthen systems to improve the services for a larger population.
Plan International Pakistan continues to strengthen partnership with organisations such as Rupani Foundation, the National Rural Support Programme, Children’s Global Network, Mountain Institute for Educational Development, Systems Foundation, RASTI, Bedari, LHRLA, BUNYAD, Lodhrain Pilot Project, SAFWCO, HANDS, DPAP, local district government departments in Chakwal, Vehari, Thatta, Layyah, Rajanpur, Muzafargarh, Diamer, the Government of Punjab, Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan, Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), Directorate of Staff Development (DSD, Punjab) and Punjab Education Foundation for successful implementation of the Programme.