GR Junejo

To change the inaccurate reflection of Thar’s educational infrastructure and aiming to encourage the growing cadre to take a part in school to maintain the theme of a project of British Council ‘Take a Child to School’ non-profit organization hold an event.

Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) Tharparkar conducted District Community Event at Benazir Bhutto Cultural Complex Tharparkar with the collaboration of British Council, whereat people from different walks of life actively participated.

Addressing an audience comprising representatives from political parties, civil society, NGOs, education department, journalists, social activists, Dr. Mahesh Kumar Malani MNA said that it is our prime responsibility to look after the girl’s schools in Tehsil Diplo and Tharparkar.

The exclusive control of the modern world on the spread of knowledge, the meager resources of the developing world and the selfishly created hurdles in the path of development in shape of the restrictions on the spread of technology have all created an environment of a virtual “scientific apartheid”, he maintained.

“I will personally take serious actions to reopen Girls Schools so that Girls will not only get the quality education but also will be able to get the job”. Malani stressed.

He added that responsible authorities must update regarding the available facilities and missing facilities so that we can take serious action. Girls Close school will open with the operation of concerned authorities. If Education will remain political then issues will always remain, we must be political so that quality may be insured.

District Education Officer Primary Tharparkar, Mekewal Ram Suthar shared that the total vacant position of female teachers in Tharparkar is 217 and it’s a very huge number of vacant positions, collective approaches can encourage more for inclusive betterment.

Mr. Barrister Arbab Fazalullah said that ‘I belong to Tharparkar and Thar need special care in the Education and Health sector. Hundreds of schools are closed especially girl’s school and the health department is not providing health facilities to the people. Being a representative, I will try my level best to provide basic facilities to Tharparkar.’

Moreover, Ashok Azam Deputy Director NCHD said that everyone is just crying for ownership, but no one is interested to own it. So, let us start from ourselves and own the system when the community itself owns it things will be changed for our society. Spark seems from the Mohalla Committee who are taking self-help initiatives to overcome the local issues of schools.

Also, Malji Rathor Deputy District Officer Social Welfare said that 43 different organizations working in District Tharparkar, we must priorities the issues and create ownership so that we can resolve basic issues occurring in schools.

However, Kamla Bheel women activists said that I appreciate the efforts of CSSP and request to add female activists in each Mohalla Committee so that girl’s enrollment will be insured with their intervention. I will support CSSP voluntarily where needed in the community in Tehsil Diplo, Khetlari and Kantio.

Sarang Ram Mathrani, Project Coordinator CSSP briefed that CSSP enrolled 1417 out of school children with the support of 110 active volunteers. CSSP trained volunteer and Mohalla Committee members to identify local issues and take serious actions to resolve them with line department, stakeholder and parliamentarians. CSSP owned 10 government schools with the support of the Thar Education Alliance.

Chairman Awal Taleem Mohalla Committee Union Kantio said that we have adopted two Government Close schools and provided volunteer Teachers.

He added that responsible authorities must update regarding the available facilities and missing facilities so that we can take serious action. Girls Close school will open with the operation of concerned authorities. ‘If Educational system will be disowned, and political influence creates the disturbance then issues will always remain around, we must coordinate apart from the political agenda and interference so that quality may be insured.

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