The Future of the World is in Classrooms

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) recognizes “education” as a fundamental right amongst the most important rights for survival for humans. It helps reduce poverty, child mortality, population growth and in achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy – all of which highlight its significance in forming the basis for Education for All (EFA). Education in Pakistan faces numerous challenges. The major challenge is to increase the educational attainment of its people, even to the level of its neighboring countries if not of other developing countries of the world. PLYC is an advocacy campaign for ensuring equal access of every child to quality Education. The PLYC campaign stems from the unfortunate status of education in Pakistan depicted by the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). Pakistan lions Youth Council implemented the project for the promotion of education in order to contribute in the achievement of Million Development goal.

Primary and Secondary Education

Universal Primary Education Project.

Key Success:

Pakistan Lions Youth Council implemented the project of universal primary education with the technical and financial support of UNIICEF in Khanewal. Through this project PLYC conducted the Reconnaissance survey of all the government schools, prepared the list of mission facilities, Collected data of Out of School Going Children, arranged the meetings with parents and community stakeholders, PLYC conducted the Broad based Community meetings (BBCM) for the enrolment and retention of these non-school going children in the formal and non-formal education centers. PLYC enrolled 55400 out of school children in schools.

Capcity Building of school management committees and improvement of quality of Education through Teachers Capacity Building Program ESRA funded project

Key Success:

Pakistan Lions Youth Council conducted the meetings with influential people, organized the BBCM Broad based community meeting, corner meetings to improve the enrolment of non school going children in to formal and non formal education .volunteers were identified and their trainings were conducted for the retention of the children in schools, Organization conducted the training of 500 teachers to improve the quality of education. 1500members of school councils in the target area were motivated, activated and were involved in the school

Non-Formal Education

Non-formal education became part of the international discourse on education policy in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It can be seen as related to the concepts of recurrent and lifelong learning. It comprises of organised educational activity outside the established formal system – whether operating separately or as an important feature of some broader activity – that is intended to serve identifiable learning clienteles and learning objectives. Pakistan lions Youth Council establsihed 39 non formal education centers and 15 Adult literacy centers in Khanewal with the support of Literacy Department Government of Punjab Following activities are carried down by organization. Monitoring the centers. Provision of books. Examination taken. Enrollment of non-school going children in these centers. Parent and teachers meetings to stop the drop out Meetings with non-formal teachers to improve the education standards.