UNICEF helps Pakistan`s underdeveloped schools

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 12:25

Islamabad: UNICEF has launched a new mission - to help educate 28,000 children in a remote underdeveloped district in Pakistan`s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A delegation of UNICEF and Children`s Global Network has offered to train teachers of 140 schools and donate computers to 44 government high schools in Buner district, the Online news agency reports.

The schools would be provided a "safe, healthy and holistic learning environment" in four councils of Buner district - Norezi, Rega, Karapa and Gagara, a statement said.

About 900 teachers would be trained on interactive teaching methodologies. Books and resource material would be translated in Pashto language and distributed among the teachers as well as government officials and care givers.

Nor Shirin of UNICEF said the organisation would provide computers to 44 high schools. Each school would have five desktop and 10 laptop computers.

The provincial education minister said the government would extend all support to the global organisations for carrying out the proposed plan.

IANS



First Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 12:25

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