These little preschoolers are children that belong form marginalized areas in rural Sindh, Pakistan. Although these children don't have the best conditions in pre-school, but the joy on their faces tell that they do understand the privilege of education they are receiving, and that it is good for them. Through establishing preschools in rural Sindh, Primary Education Project is tackling the issue of dropouts and the issue of out of school children.
In the education crisis of Pakistan there are two major issues on the rise: Out of school children and dropout. statistics show that 21pc primary schools in the country are being run by a single teacher while 14pc have one room. While lack of accessibility to education and facility are major problems of out of school children and dropout, there is one other issue that adds to the existing problem, is lack of early childhood education that the Pakistan government is finding hard to address.
Primary Education Project is supporting the government through establishing preschools in rural Sindh, right in the community villages. By having preschool classes, we are providing a room for 3 to 5 years old ones to come and learn through games and child friendly methodology, provided with an environment of learning new things from a very small age. We believe that if a child adopts a habit of education in an early age, there will be 0% dropout and this can encourage more student enrollment.
- Increase of students enrollment. - Job opportunity to teach preschool for Primary Education Project graduates, as this will also decrease dropout. - Children will be enrolled at the right age as often the children who are enrolled in PEP primary school are older in age. - The children will be able to learn faster as children from ages 3-5 have greater learning abilities. This will prevent late cognitive growth and will encourage students to build more learning capacity from a young age.