ARC arranged a four days Training of Trainers (ToT) on Teaching Methodologies and Administrative Service Delivery to enhance educational experience of teachers and school management. As many as 40 participants including government officials, educationists and development practitioners attended this event organized at Prestige Residence, Islamabad.

The training focused on teaching methodologies and administrative service delivery. The areas covered during the training included subject specific content delivery, developing basic fundamental skills in students, resource mobilization, formation of Village Education Committees (VEC), School Development Plan (SDP), OOSC enrollment strategy and their retention method.

Addressing the occasion, Joint Educational Advisor, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Trainings, Rafique Tahir reiterated on bringing educational reforms to provide enabling learning environment in public schools in Pakistan.

Dr. Tariq H. Cheema, Country Representative, ARC, highlighted the project’s commitment to enroll and retain one million out-of-school children in 55 districts across Pakistan with the continuous support of partner organizations. He stressed the need for education reforms across the country.

He said that having missed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to achieve universal primary education, the country is embarking on Sustainable Development Goals to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all school going children. Through mutual efforts of all stakeholders including Government of Pakistan, NGOs, corporate sector and community, the SDG Goal 4 can be achieved.

Rafique Tahir, Additional Secretary, M/o FEPT, distributed the certificates among participants and appreciated the efforts of the EAC and ARC for improving the education outcomes in Pakistan.

Educate a Child (EAC) is a global initiative of Education Above All (EAA), Qatar, which aims to significantly reduce the number of children who are missing out on their right to education. The program is being implemented (2018-2020) across Pakistan by ARC in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan and partner organizations. The program aims to enroll one million Out-Of-School Children (OOSC) while strengthening and building on existing formal and non-formal education systems.