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The UK promises £130m for Pakistani girls’ education

250,000 underprivileged children in Punjab and KPK’s least developed districts will receive direct help in attending school as part of GOAL. In addition, it will help 150,000 more girls learn to read by the time they are ten.

On Saturday, the UK unveiled a $130 million bilateral programme to boost Pakistani girls’ education, which will benefit approximately 17 million youngsters.

According to a press statement from the British High Education Commission Islamabad, which represents the British government in Pakistan, the Prime Minister’s Girls’ Education Action Plan was launched in May this year.

GOAL, a programme aimed at improving education for females and those who are marginalised will assist Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) administrations.

250,000 underprivileged children in Punjab and KPK’s least developed districts will receive direct help in attending school as part of GOAL. In addition, it will help 150,000 more girls learn to read by the time they are ten.

“No nation can attain its full potential without 50% of its people,” UK High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner CMG remarked in response to this major financial assistance for Pakistan’s education system for females.

He said that “growth can be accelerated by increasing the number of girls in school. The next generation’s potential will be unleashed if we allow females awaaz and marzi [voice and choice].”

Making education more inclusive is one of the prime targets of this programme (GOAL), which will implement reforms and influence others to embrace better education methods.

Aimen Bukhari
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Works at The Truth International Magazine. My area of interest includes international relations, peace & conflict studies, qualitative & quantitative research in social sciences, and world politics. Reach@ aimen.bukhari@tti.org.pk

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