BRAC will establish 20 pre-primary schools for 660 Pakistani children to increase their access to and improve their performance in primary education opportunities.
Pakistan has made significant progress towards increasing enrollment in primary education. However, reports have shown low retention rates for both girls (44%) and boys (50%) in primary schools . The number of students - especially girls - falls significantly after grade 3. Also, the lack of effective pre-school programs that promote school readiness in rural areas lead many children to drop out because they are unable to adapt to formal schooling.
Over a 1 year period, BRAC will: Operate 20 Primary Schools; Recruit and train local Pakistani women as teachers & staff; Collaborate with available primary institutions; and Conduct forums to ensure collaboration
- Decreased drop-out rate at the primary school level, especially for girls
- A contribution to the achievement of Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education
- Reduce poverty and improve quality of life for children in Pakistan