RS Welfare Foundation
Currently, Pakistan has the world’s second-highest number of out-of-school children (OOSC) with an estimated 22.8 million children aged 5-16 not attending school, representing 44 per cent of the total population in this age group. In the 5-9 age group, 5 million children are not enrolled in schools and after primary-school age, the number of OOSC doubles, with 11.4 million adolescents between the ages of 10-14 not receiving formal education. Disparities based on gender, socio-economic status, and geography are significant; in Sindh, 52 percent of the poorest children (58 percent girls) are out of school, and in Balochistan, 78 percent of girls are out of school.
Nearly 10.7 million boys and 8.6 million girls are enrolled at the primary level and this drops to 3.6 million boys and 2.8 million girls at the lower secondary level.
Gender-wise, boys outnumber girls at every stage of education.
Gaps in service provision at all education levels is a major constraint to education access. Socio-cultural demand-side barriers combined with economic factors and supply-related issues (such as availability of school facility), together hamper access and retention of certain marginalized groups, in particular adolescent girls. Putting in place a credible data system and monitoring measures to track retention and prevent drop-out of out-of-school children is still a challenge.
At systems level, inadequate financing, limited enforcement of policy commitments and challenges in equitable implementation impede reaching the most disadvantaged. An encouraging increase in education budgets has been observed though at 2.8 percent of the total GDP, it is still well short of the 4 percent target.
The foundation is mainly working on education. For the fulfilment of its objectives it has adopted two Govt schools through an MOU with the District Education Department and providing free education to the students by engaging competent private teachers there and by raising the enrolments of the schools. The names of the schools are as,
- Govt Girls High School LagwalMinhasan
- GHS Darman
Major Points of MOU
- Maintenance of school buildings, constructions of shelters according to the needs/requirements.
- Water pumps for water needs (drinking as well as for wash rooms/ latrines)
- Provision of Teachers
- Recruitment of Non-Teaching Staff
- Community mobilization and involvement
- Quality Education
- Learning Environment
- Seminars, conferences and mini,mega events
- New enrollment
- Teaching aids.
- Teachers training
- Sports equipment’s/tools for students.
- Clubs & Societies
We are providing free education so no fee is charged from the students.