The recent emergency has aggravated mounting challenges to achieve SDG 4 and the Sindh Right to Free & Compulsory Education Act 2013 for children aged 3-16 years. Sindh has progressively integrated ECCE in the RTE Act 2013 (Article 9) to build strong foundations for its children. The two-day Conference on Foundational Learning and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Emergencies to be held on June 15-16, 2023 will address three objectives; these include to: Learn More >>
ITA’s CPB camps are operational and students have begun their journey for recovery of foundational learning, for teaching at the right level (TARL), Chalo-Parho-Barho (CPB) over 55-60 days, these learning camps will address the foundational literacy and numeracy for 30,000 in-school children at risk and out-of-school children (drop-outs & never enrolled) ages 6-13 years in the districts Ghotki and Shikarpur.
Sindh’s learning challenges are the severest in Pakistan (ASER 2021) as is the low enrolment levels in rural Sindh. These trends have been exacerbated due to the pandemic (2020-2022) both in terms of enrolment and learning losses. The Monster Floods have further accelerated the crisis of education, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable groups for whom public sector education is often the only service delivery option and often with little family and state support to mitigate such crises.
Currently, total enrolment in Sindh is around Five (5) Million, with around 30% of the children due to the floods are displaced, five to six Thousand schools are fully damaged and approximately 2 to 2.5 Million school going children are affected with up to 1 or 1.5 Million children are out-of-school (OOSC).