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BEST Continues to Make Strides in KP Schools

The process of setting up Better Environment School Team (BEST) to facilitate student participation in school improvement gained ground in Mardan District as it reached two more recently-completed schools. These schools included: Government Girls Higher Secondary School Shahbaz Garhi, and Government Girls Higher Secondary School Shah Dand.

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BEST sessions energise student participation in school improvement

After the successful adoption of BEST programme in GHSS Dosera School, two more schools in Charsadda District; GHS Prang and GMS Islamabad-II joined the rank of pioneering schools. The newly chosen members expressed the sentiments that BEST offers a platform to amplify student voices and engaging them directly in learning, practicing and promoting new norms in a new school with improved infrastructure.

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A flying start for BEST members’ installation ceremony in Charsadda

Over 700 students of Government Higher Secondary School, Dosehra in District Charsadda got a direct introduction to the Better Environment School Team (BEST) project in a ceremony launching the initiative in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. BEST had already seen a soft launch in KP at GGHSS Shahbaz Garri in Mardan during the visit of the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew.

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District Media vows to go beyond traditional coverage for education

The District Media Sensitisation Workshop in Rahim Yar Khan was greeted by the gathered participants as a unique activity to strengthen the media’s role in bringing the focus on education. Fifth in a series of such workshops, the event was held in Rahim Yar Khan with the active participation of the district’s journalists, teachers, community members and education department officials.

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Charsadda Media Connects With Education Stakeholders

Charsadda was the setting of a unique gathering, where the district’s media connected with the different stakeholders of the education landscape. Drawing on the three successful District Media Sensitisation Workshops in Faislabad, Mardan and Sialkot, the Charsadda edition was geared towards bridging the gap between the media, the district education office-bearers and the community.

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Foreign Secretary’s visit to Kinnaird High School reinforces message for girls’ education

Government Kinnaird High School for Girls, Lahore brought the perfect setting for a short but impactful visit for UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as he basked in his role as a passionate advocate for girls’ education. Accompanied by DFID Pakistan’s Head Joanna Reid, Boris Johnson received a heartfelt welcome from the students and teachers of the school, which went beyond the traditional roadside billboards.

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Humqadam Setting the Agenda for Education in District Sialkot

For the majority of the young journalists attending the District Media Sensitisation Workshop in Sialkot, it was a unique event on issues surrounding education reporting. The third in a series of such media sensitisation workshops, the Sialkot chapter brought together 25 representatives from print, electronic and social media from around the district.

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Humqadam already showing quick dividends in Faisalabad

A surge of positive energy and excitement was visible from the students and teachers of the Government High School 61/RB, Jaranwala at the District Launch Ceremony in Faisalabad District. The Deputy Head of DFID Pakistan, led a delegation of DFID officials to the school where she was welcomed by the Executive District Officer (Education) Mr Bashir Ahmed Goraya and members of the school’s CCSI.

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Mardan Media Persons Move Towards Taking Education Forward

Media persons savoured the rare opportunity for candid discussion on school improvement and how media can play a positive role. The occasion was the District Media Sensitisation Workshop on Media for Education held in collaboration with Abdul Wali Khan University. Second of the series, the workshop brought together 30 carefully identified media representatives from print, radio, television, and social media.

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Young Journalists in Faisalabad Pledge Support For Education

Around fifty young, upcoming journalists drawn from print, electronic, and social media made a solemn pledge to take forward the new narrative for better government schools. At the first “Media for Education” workshop organised by Humqadam in collaboration with GCU, Faisalabad, the educationists, senior media representatives, community leaders, and school managements indulged in a day-long deliberations to give impetus to the construction of facilities and replacement of dangerous buildings.

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