HYDERABAD: Sindh Community Foundation (SCF) in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Programmes took a number of initiatives on a project ‘Improve girls’ education status in 20 government schools of districts Matiari and Tando Muhammad Khan districts’.

Executive Director SCF, Javed Hussain said that project was aiming to improve girls’ education status in these schools, enhancing enrollment and retention in 8 of selected schools, providing necessary furniture and sports kit to all 20 schools, providing student’s kit to all students in selected schools, arranging a comprehensive training programme for head teachers, first assistants and class teachers and promoting concept of entrepreneurship by training teachers, orienting students and involving them in entrepreneurship competitions.

It provided student kits to 1,046 female students enrolled in class six to matriculation in 9 government girl’s high schools, three from Matiari and 6 from Tando Muhammad Khan.

Teacher’s role is very essential to improve quality education and retain female students in schools. He claimed that we have trained 44 female teachers gender based modern teaching methods and 57 female teachers on concepts of entrepreneurship. He said that SCF through social process and community mobilization remained successful returning 400 girls enrolled- returned back to schools in 7 low enrollment schools.

Sindh Community Foundation also provided water coolers in 10 schools and furniture in six schools with need and also provided sports kits in 19 girl’s secondary schools for girls to play in free period.

Published in Daily Times, December 21st 2017.