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Water for Students-Community Comes Together for School

Contaminated drinking water at Government Girls High School (GGHS) 225-RB, District Faisalabad, Punjab province, exposed girls to hazardous conditions. With student: classroom ratio bordering at 60:1, the overcrowded school was adopted by Humqadam-SCRP. Three new classrooms and toilets were provisioned to address the issues which were completed in June, 2017.

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Much-Improved Educational Experience for Girls in Faisalabad

In District Faisalabad, Punjab province, Humqadam-SCRP has provided improved infrastructure to pave way for successful educational attainments. For over 700 girls at GGHS Chak 7 JB Nalka Kohala, the provision of five new classrooms and toilets has been a much needed reprieve. No longer having to cramp in classrooms and use dirty toilets, the students now feel safe, secure and included in their community school. Complete with ramps and a toilet for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), the school’s transformation is bringing a much-improved educational experience for the students.

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A new building for Begum Shahab-Ud-Din Higher Secondary School

Begum Shahab-Ud-Din Higher Secondary School presented a festive look as the Minister of Education, Atif Khan; A/g Deputy High Commissioner of Australia, David Preston, and the DFID Officials arrived for the Stone Laying Ceremony on July 12, 2017. The officials and the school Principal were briefed on the construction plan through a 3-D Model of the school.

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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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