LAHORE (APP): The Punjab Education Foundation 's partnership with the low-cost private schools has resulted in extending educational opportunities to thousands of children.
The PEF has emerged as a benevolent source of school education, extending free education to more than two million deserving students, including 45% girls.
Chairman PEF Engr Qamarul Islam Raja said this while addressing the district coordination meeting of schools partners from Rawalpindi, Attock, Bhakkar, Chakwal, Gujrat, Jhelum, Khushab, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali and Sargodha at a hotel here on Sunday.
A total of 620 school partners from these districts attended the meeting.
The chairman said different steps had been taken to help improve the educational standards of partner schools, adding that their teachers were being provided different capacity building opportunities to perform as better teachers.
He said that pilot inclusive education project had been launched in Lahore, Multan, Vehari, Chakwal, Rawalpindi, Jhelum and Attock. Through this project, differently abled children were being provided free education in selected partner schools.
Ten mobile schools have been opened in vast Cholistan desert to educate children of nomad families while more than 6,500 students were also enrolled in 76 PEF partner schools in Cholistan area spreading in Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalnagar districts, he added.